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CONSUMER ALERT: UNDECLARED MILK IN Uprising brand Carrot Drink, Beet Drink and in Peanut Punch

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CONSUMER ALERT: UNDECLARED MILK IN Uprising brand Carrot Drink, Beet Drink and in Peanut Punch

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Media: Joe Morrissey 518-457-0752 Joe.Morrissey@agriculture.ny.gov

Dave Bullard 315-487-7711 x 1377 Dave.Bullard@agriculture.ny.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2014 New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers to undeclared milk in Uprising Brand Carrot Drink, Beet Drink, and Peanut Punch, distributed by Erlo Distribution Inc., Brooklyn, NY. People who have severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The Uprising Brand Carrot Drink, Beet Drink, and Peanut Punch are packaged in 12 ounce glass bottles. The Carrot Drink has a product code of Jul 30 2014 stamped on the label. The Beet Drink and Peanut Punch have product codes of Sep 30 2014 stamped on the label. All are products of Jamaica. The product was found for sale at a Brooklyn retail store, however, full distribution of the product is not known.

Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by the New York State Food Laboratory revealed the product contained milk allergens, which were not declared on the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this product. Consumers who have purchased Uprising Brand Carrot Drink, Beet Drink and in Peanut Punch, should not consume the product.

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