FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010
||Jim Melvin, assistant director of regulatory programs
NCDA&CS Food and Drug Protection Division
Powdered drink mix sold at Hispanic markets in Charlotte
and Winston-Salem recalled for undeclared dairy allergens
RALEIGH — Promesa Distributors of Winston-Salem is recalling 12-ounce packages of Orgeat Instant Drink Mix because the product may contain dairy allergens that were not declared on its label. The product is sold at Hispanic markets in Charlotte and Winston-Salem.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to dairy run the risk of a serious allergic reaction by consuming this product.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling and testing by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services detected the presence of dairy allergens. The product was distributed in packaging that did not declare the presence of allergens.
No complaints of allergic reactions to this product have been reported to date.
“Anyone who is sensitive to dairy should not consume this product,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Consumers who have purchased this drink mix should return it to the store where they bought it or throw it away.”