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Boulder Brands, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Mac & Cheese Due to Possible Dairy Allergen Contamination

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Boulder Brands, Inc.

Dec 08, 2016, 21:24 ET

Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Boulder Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Mac & Cheese. The products are being recalled as the health and safety of our consumers is our top priority. Boulder Brands initiated the recall after being informed by consumers that the product may contain a dairy allergen. People with a dairy allergy or sensitivity run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The Food and Drug Association has been made aware of this recall. Several consumers have informed the Company concerning allergic reactions suggesting the presence of a dairy allergen.

Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Mac & CheeseEarth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac & CheeseEarth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Vegan Cheddar Mac & Cheese

The recalled products were distributed nationally. All affected distributors and retail customers are being notified and the affected products are being removed from store shelves.

All products expiring in 2017 are being recalled. The recalled items can be identified by the code embossed on the bottom of the package. The '17' in the code identifies product that will expire in 2017. Only the following products are affected by this recall:

Consumers who have an allergy to dairy should not consume these products. Affected product may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Boulder Brands at 1-888-299-7646.No other Earth Balance products or any other products produced by Boulder Brands are affected by this recall.

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Tracy Tree & Sid Mallick, that is terrible.  I hope your little ones are okay.  I hope that *you* both are doing okay.  I hate dairy allergies with a passion - dairy is everywhere, and cross-contaminates SO easily.

I think that sounds pretty arrogant, Tracy, for them to "guarantee" that your child's reactions could not have been from their EB product.

To me, they said that if there was a chance of x-contam, they would put a "may contain" on the package (which made me laugh, b/c exactly *how* does that work in a huge production line??) 

 I hate it when a company can't decide what their official message is. At the very least, get all of the customer service reps singing the same song, y'know?




My son is allergic to milk-eggs-sesame- peanuts- treenuts and peas/chic peas.

he consumed just one bite of the white cheddar earth balance Mac and cheese and said his throat and tounge were itchy. I quickly looked at the box to see if the added any ingredients or if it said"may contain" or "made in a facility with..."

it did not. My son missed school-

vomitted and had diarrhea with stomach pain.

he had Benadryl.

i called customer service and the guaranteed me that earth balance faculty could not contain any of my sons allergens - and that they absolutely could be no way possibly that his reaction was to their product.

they told me to try again and see if he was ok.

we tried again last week with just one noodle and he said his tounge immediately was itchy and throat. 

I didbt calles erg balance again because I was thinking he was developing another allergy.

i wish I did. I wish I called again.

maybe it would have been recalled earlier helping someone else not have a reaction





I'm curious: did any of the packages have a "may contains" on it?

Because after my son reacted & we traced it to the EB mac&cheese, when I called the company they gave me the whole "we practice strict allergen checking protocols and if we feel there is a chance of X-contam we will put a 'may contain' statement on the package" spiel.

I will eat my words and apologize if I am wrong, but I'm willing to bet a nickel that there was no such statement present on the contaminated packages.

I hope the reactions were not severe.

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