April 29, 2003
White Wave Has Recalled Additional Vanilla Silk
Boulder, CO (SafetyAlerts)
- White Wave has recalled approximately 360 additional packages of its 64
ounce/half gallon blue, gable top cartons of Vanilla Silk brand soymilk. The
code dates involved in the voluntary recall read - June 27 03 H CD-70 and
June 27 03 J CD-70 and were sold only as 3-pack cases in Sam's Clubs in the
following states: Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Louisiana, Texas,
Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle. 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 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 and Sam's Club have taken
action to remove all of the recalled product from store shelves. Consumers
should return any product in their possession for a full refund.
The contaminant impacts the taste and smell of the product so most consumers
are not likely to drink it. Consumers who have consumed the product and
experienced burning, nausea or other symptoms should contact a health care
"We have isolated the manufacturing equipment malfunction that led to the
problem and have put additional safeguards in place to prevent this chain of
events from impacting our product in the future," said Steve Demos,
president of White Wave.
Consumers with questions may contact White Wave toll free at (800) 488-9283.