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Mac and cheese recalled after reports of allergic reactions

Several consumers have reported allergic reactions after eating Earth Balance brand macaroni and cheese, spurring Boulder Brands Inc. to recall all of the vegan varieties of cheddar and white cheddar flavors of the product.

recalled Earth Balance mac and cheese“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,” according to the recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.

“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.”

The recall notice did not indicate what retailers received the implicated macaroni and cheese products. The FDA cannot release such distribution information because of federal law regarding “confidential corporate information.”

All products that expire in 2017 are included in the recall. 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.

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 888-299-7646.

Description Retail UPC Best When Used By Dates
Earth Balance
Vegan Cheddar
Macaroni & Cheese
6-ounce package
0 33776 08050 1 27JAN17RX
28JAN17RX
11MAR17RX
14MAR17RX
15MAR17RX
06JUN17RX
07JUN17RX
08JUN17RX
09JUN17RX
31AUG17RX
01SEP17RX
02SEP17RX
06SEP17RX
07SEP17RX
08NOV17RX
09NOV17RX
30NOV17RX
01DEC17RX
02DEC17RX
05DEC17RX
06DEC17RX
Earth Balance
Vegan White Cheddar
Macaroni & Cheese
6-ounce package
0 33776 08052 5 29JAN17RX
01FEB17RX
15MAR17RX
16MAR17RX
26AUG17RX
29AUG17RX
30AUG17RX
31AUG17RX
04NOV17RX
07NOV17RX
08NOV17RX
29NOV17RX
30NOV17RX
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