Allergy Alert Issued on Undeclared Milk in Two Types of Cottage Hearth Wheat Breads


March 2011 – Unified Grocers is recalling Cottage Hearth Stone Ground Wheat Bread (24 oz) and 7 Select 100% Whole Wheat Bread (24 oz) because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Cottage Hearth breads are distributed by Unified Grocers and other distributors to select independently-owned and operated retail grocery stores in Southern California and Arizona.

7 Select breads are distributed by Unified Grocers to select 7-Eleven locations throughout Los Angeles and San Diego counties. 

The following code date is affected by this recall: Mar. 26
(The product’s code date can be found on the plastic tab that is used to “close” the bag.)

Cottage Hearth Stone Ground Wheat Bread – 24 oz (UPC# 0-41380-80625-7)

7 Select 100% Whole Wheat Bread – 24 oz (UPC# 52548-00181)

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a limited number of certain Cottage Hearth and 7 Select Wheat breads were distributed in packaging that omitted milk from the ingredient statement. The labeling issue has since been corrected and the affected Cottage Hearth and 7 Select products are now in full compliance with all federal, state and local labeling regulations.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact Mike Anthony at Unified Grocers at 323-881-4045 (M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT).

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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