In the US a Missouri company has announced the recall of 5,069 cases of soymilk packaged under the brand names of Stop & Shop, Western Family, Safeway Select and Full Circle. The recall was implemented at the end of last week over concerns that the soy milk might contain undeclared dairy proteins.
The company stated that people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to dairy proteins run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products, according to the company, Jasper Products of Joplin, Missouri.
Jasper Products gave the reason for the suspected dairy leakage as being a temporary breakdown in its processing facilities, but did not explain exactly how the leak had occurred.
In an official statement the company said that, "There has been one incident of an allergic reaction reported to date. After learning of the incident and our resulting follow up investigation, it was determined the products may contain undeclared dairy proteins."
The soymilk was distributed directly to warehouses in Washington, Oregon, Utah, Missouri, New York and Minnesota where it was then bound for future distribution to retail stores throughout the US.
It was distributed in 32-fluid-ounce cartons under the following brands and lot codes: Stop & Shop Original Soymilk lot code 2280P1F1A; Stop & Shop Vanilla Soymilk lot code 2280P1F1A; Western Family Vanilla Soymilk lot code 2280P1F1A; Safeway Select Vanilla Soymilk lot codes 2280P1F1A and 2280P12A; Full Circle Original Soymilk lot code 2280P1F1A; and Full Circle Vanilla Soymilk lot code 2280P1F2A.
The company said that one incident of an allergic reaction has been reported to date.