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Mac & cheese recall affects nearly 200,000 boxes, so check your home now

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Mac & cheese fans out there should check out their current home supply as there’s a new recall involving the beloved product. There’s nothing wrong with your Amy’s Vegan Organic Rice Mac & Cheeze, as long as you’re not allergic to milk or don’t suffer from other milk intolerances. But nearly 200,000 boxes of this particular variety of mac & cheese contain milk, which is a potential allergen that’s not included in the list of ingredients on the box.

Amy’s Kitchen mac & cheese recall

Amy’s Kitchen announced the mac & cheese recall this week. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then shared the official press release on its website.

The company discovered that the product label of Vegan Organic Rice Mac & Cheeze boxes in a specific lot does not declare milk as an ingredient. That’s Lot 60J0421 with UPC 42272-00043 and a “Best Before Date” of 10/2023.

A third-party laboratory tested the product in the recall, discovering trace amounts of milk protein in the process.

Amy’s Kitchen contacted the FDA and it’s notifying all customers and distributors to discard the products in the recall. In total, Amy’s Kitchen recalled 15,626 cases of mac & cheese that might contain traces of milk. That works out to nearly 200,000 boxes.

Amy's Kitchen Mac & Cheese recall
Amy’s Kitchen Mac & Cheese recall – product photos. Image source: Amy’s Kitchen via FDA

Milk allergies and intolerances

Amy’s Kitchen has recalled the Vegan Organic Rice Mac & Cheeze boxes containing milk out of an abundance of caution. You can still consume the product from the recalled lot if you do not suffer from milk allergies or intolerances. But given the product’s long shelf life, you should ensure that friends and family don’t have any relevant medical issues before serving mac & cheese from the recalled lots.

Milk allergies are more common in children, but some people remain allergic after childhood. Reactions to any allergen can be deadly if the allergy is severe enough, milk included.

Separately, milk or lactose-intolerant people can develop digestive symptoms after eating the product from the recall.

Amy's Kitchen Mac & Cheese recall
Amy’s Kitchen Mac & Cheese recall – lot code. Image source: Amy’s Kitchen via FDA

What you should do

Amy’s Kitchen advises customers to stop using their Vegan Organic Rice Mac & Cheeze supply from the recalled lot. They can discard the product or return the mac & cheese to the place of purchase for a full refund.

If you develop symptoms following the consumption of this mac & cheese, you should consider contacting your doctor.

Also, make sure you check out the full mac & cheese recall announcement at this link.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.