Newman’s Own, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing due to contamination with Undeclared Milk. According to the company, the recall was announced viewing the fact that consumers who are allergic to milk run the risk of a life-threatening and serious allergic reaction if they consume the Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing. Though no report of any adverse reaction has yet been reported, still the move was taken as a precautionary measure to avoid any such incidence in the future.

The potentially affected products are sold in retail stores from Eastern to Midwestern US. The affected packages are 16 fl. oz. bottles of Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing that have a sell-by date of 16 OCT 13 and a time stamp from 12:47 – 13:30 and UPC code of 0 20662 00292 1 on the neck label of the bottle. Only the products with time codes from 12:47 to 13:30 are affected.

What is Milk Allergy?

Milk allergy is an abnormal and exaggerated response by the body’s immune system to milk and products containing milk. Cow’s milk is the usual cause of milk allergy, but milk from other livestock’s like sheep, goats and buffalo also can elicit an allergic reaction. Some children who are allergic to cow’s milk are allergic to soy milk, too. Milk allergy is one of the most common food allergies in children.

Symptoms of milk allergy

The symptoms and signs of milk allergy usually varies depending upon the genetic composition of the victim still there are certain symptoms that are common and prevalent. Some of these signs and symptoms are:

  • Hives
  • Wheezing
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loose stools
  • Bloody Stools
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchy skin rash, often around the mouth
  • Colic, in babies

Some hidden sources of milk to be avoided

  • A few brands of canned tuna fish contain casein, which is a milk protein.
  • Deli meat slicers are frequently used for both meat and cheese products also contain hidden milk proteins
  • Many non-dairy products contain casein (a milk derivative), listed on the ingredient labels.
  • Some meats and other meat products may contain casein as a binder.
  • There are many hotels and restaurants that use butter on steaks after they have been grilled to add extra taste and flavor.
  • There are some drugs and medicines that contain whey which can cause milk allergy

Some ingredients that don’t contain milk

There are some products that do not contain any trace of milk but still people wonder if they contain the same. Here are some products people could use them without any worry.

  • Cocoa butter
  • Calcium lactate
  • Calcuium stearoyl lactylate
  • Cream of tartar
  • Oleoresin
  • Lactic acid (however, lactic acid starter culture may contain milk)
  • Sodium lactate
  • Sodium stearoyl lactylate