Watkins Incorporated Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Soynilla


SoynillaSeptember, 2011 – Watkins Inc. of Winona, MN, is recalling 1,535 units of its individual 7.7 ounce containers of SoyNilla, because it contains an undeclared milk ingredient. SoyNilla was distributed nationwide through the Watkins network of independent contractors, associates and mail orders.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and consume this product may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions. Symptoms may include hives, wheezing, vomiting, anaphylaxis and digestive problems, such as bloating, gas or diarrhea.

The product comes in a 7.7 ounce, white plastic package marked with lot #3000280 on the side of the package.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was found that this product containing milk was distributed in a package that did not disclose the presence of milk. This discovery was made during this company’s routine review of allergen product labeling and indicates a temporary breakdown of the company’s allergen identification processes.

Consumers who have purchased the 7.7 ounce of SoyNilla and have inventory in their control, please call for a return or credit instructions. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-243-9423 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., CT, Monday through Friday.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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