April 17, 2003
White Wave Has Recalled Vanilla Silk Soymilk
Boulder, CO (SafetyAlerts)
The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) said that White Wave has recalled some of its 64 ounce/half gallon blue, gable top cartons of Vanilla Silk brand soymilk.
The code dates involved in the voluntary recall read - Jun 17 03 H CD70, Jun 17 03 J CD-70, Jun 18 03 H-CD70 and Jun 18 03 J CD-70. The product can be identified by these code dates stamped on each carton. No other Vanilla Silk, Silk or White Wave products are involved in the recall. The containers were distributed throughout the United States.
The voluntary recall was issued after it was discovered that some of the product may contain a caustic, sodium hydroxide based material used to clean and sanitize manufacturing equipment. White Wave has contacted its distributors and stores and ordered the product removed from store shelves. Consumers should return any product in their possession to place of purchase for a refund.
The contaminant impacts the taste and smell of the product so most consumers are not likely to drink it. Two incidents of illness have been reported. Consumers who have consumed the product and experienced burning, nausea or other symptoms should contact a health care provider.
"Our company has always been committed to the health and safety of our customers. We have taken immediate steps to isolate and correct this problem," said Steve Demos, president of White Wave.
Consumers with questions may contact White Wave toll free at -(800) 488-9283.