Boulder Brands, Inc., based in Boulder, Colorado, has issued a voluntary recall of two brands of its Macaroni & Cheese: Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Mac & Cheese. According to the Food and Drug Association (FDA), several people with dairy allergies contacted the manufacturer after developing allergic reactions upon eating these products. Undeclared dairy ingredients in the purchased products might lead to potentially life-threatening anaphylactic shock in those who are sensitive or allergic to this food allergen.
These products were distributed nationwide. All packages of the two products which expire in 2017 are being recalled. If you find a code on the bottom of a box which ends in “17,” you should either dispose of it or return it to the store for a refund.
The UPC number for the affected Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese product (6-ounce package) is: 0 33776 08050 1. The recalled packages are marked with the following “Best When Used By Dates”: 27JAN17RX, 28JAN17RX, 11MAR17RX, 14MAR17RX, 15MAR17RX, 06JUN17RX, 07JUN17RX, 08JUN17RX, 09JUN17RX, 31AUG17RX, 01SEP17RX, 02SEP17RX, 06SEP17RX, 07SEP17RX, 08NOV17RX, 09NOV17RX, 30NOV17RX, 01DEC17RX, 02DEC17RX, 05DEC17RX, and 06DEC17RX.
The UPC number of the Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese product (6-ounce package) is: 0 33776 08052 5. The “Best When Used By Dates” are: 29JAN17RX, 01FEB17RX, 15MAR17RX, 16MAR17RX, 26AUG17RX, 29AUG17RX, 30AUG17RX, 31AUG17RX, 04NOV17RX, 07NOV17RX, 08NOV17RX, 29NOV17RX, and 30NOV17RX.