Milk Allergy Alert, Products Recalled


Emerald Coast consumers are cautioned to a product recall due to undeclared dairy ingredients in certain rice and pasta side-dish mixes.

Unilever of Englewood Cliffs, the New Jersey producer of Knorr®-Lipton® "Sides", has issued a voluntary recall on several of its paste and rice products because of an allergy alert on undeclared milk in certain mixes after two reports of consumers experiencing adverse reactions.

The products, all of which were manufactured in one facility, are listed below:

* "Knorr®-Lipton® Fiesta Sides™ Spanish Rice - 5.6 oz, UPC# 4100002268
* "Knorr®-Lipton® Fiesta Sides™ Chipotle Rice - 5.7 oz., UPC# 4100002605
* "Knorr®-Lipton® Cajun Sides™ Dirty Rice - 5.7 oz, UPC# 4100002280
* "Knorr®-Lipton® Cajun Sides™ New Orleans Style Chicken Rice - 5.5 oz, UPC#4100002609
* "Knorr®-Lipton® Rice Sides™ Chicken - 5.6 oz, UPC# 4100002266
* "Knorr®-Lipton® Rice Sides™ Sesame Chicken - 5 oz, UPC#4100020920
* "Knorr®-Lipton® Pasta Sides™ Chicken - 4.4 oz, UPC#4100020923
* "Knorr®-Lipton® Asian Sides™ Thai Sesame Noodles - 4.4 oz, UPC#4100002805
* "Knorr® -Lipton® Pasta Sides™ Chicken - 4.3 oz, UPC#4100002246

The UPC Code for each product is located at the bottom right-hand side of the back of the pouch. All “Best If Used By” Date Codes of the above products are affected.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recall only relates to the above products. No other Knorr® -Lipton® "Sides" product, or Knorr® or Lipton® product is being recalled. The company is cooperating with the FDA and also issuing an alert through the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.

These products were distributed nationwide, and reached consumers through retail stores, club stores and dollar stores..

The recall was initiated after the company discovered that products containing milk were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk in the ingredient lists on the labels.

Consumers who have purchased packages of any of these products are urged to discard them immediately. They may also contact the company at (866) 839-7162 for a full refund.