Food Safety

The Worst Has Happened—There’s a Recall on Amy’s Macaroni & Cheese

Amy’s Kitchen has recalled more than 15,000 cases of vegan mac and cheese.

January 26, 2022
Photo by Amy's Kitchen

This one hurts: Amy’s Kitchen, the company behind vegetarian- and vegan-friendly frozen foods, is voluntarily recalling more than 15,000 cases of vegan macaroni and cheese, due to potentially containing “trace amounts of milk.” This could pose a severe risk to anyone who has a dairy allergy or sensitivity and has recently consumed the frozen Vegan Organic Rice Mac & Cheeze. At this time, no other products from Amy’s Kitchen have been recalled.

Take a peek in your freezer and see if you have any boxes of the vegan mac and cheese—if you do, check for the printed lot number 60J0421, which is the specific batch that is being recalled out of an abundance of caution, according to the company. “Amy’s follows the highest possible food safety and quality control standards to ensure the safety and full enjoyment of its meals and is committed to implementing corrective actions flowing from the investigation of this event,” Amy’s Kitchen said in a statement.

Amy’s Kitchen initiated the Class I recall, which is defined by the US Food and Drug Administration as “a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.”

Unlike other food products that are recalled due to salmonella, E. coli, or listeria contamination, there is no imminent threat to most consumers who can safely, or choose to, consume dairy products on a regular basis. If you are someone with a dairy allergy or sensitivity and you’ve recently heated up a package of Amy’s vegan mac & cheese for dinner, you may want to reach out to your doctor for a consultation.

If you have any unopened product on hand, bring it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

In lieu of eating Amy's Kitchen Organic Vegan Rice Mac & Cheeze, what's your favorite vegan meal? Let us know in the comments below!

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