http://www.forbes.com/business/newsw...rtr942839.htmlSilk soy milk recalled after cleaner contamination
Reuters, 04.16.03, 6:22 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dean Foods Co. unit White Wave said Wednesday it is recalling 35,000 cases of its 64 ounce/half gallon cartons of Vanilla Silk brand soymilk after discovering some of the cartons were contaminated with a material used to clean and sanitize manufacturing equipment.
The contamination was discovered after customers complained of a strong smell or taste in their soy milk, said White Wave spokesman David Margulies.
Consumers who drank the soymilk and experienced burning, nausea or other symptoms should contact a health care provider, the company said in a statement.
"We are not aware of any serious health affects so far," said Margulies.
The voluntary recall affects only cases dated June 17, 2003 or June 18, 2003 and coded H CD-70 or J CD-70. No other sizes or flavors of Vanilla Silk, Silk or White Wave products are involved in the recall, the company said. The cases were distributed throughout the United States, according to Margulies.
White Wave, the country's largest soyfood manufacturer and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dean Foods, said it has contacted its distributors and stores and ordered the product removed from store shelves. Consumers should return any soymilk with the specified codes to place of purchase for a refund.
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