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H-E-B issues voluntary recall of juice drinks due to potential milk allergen

Recall involves gallon-sizes of Hill Country Fare products, H-E-B officials say

Long lines, empty shelves at San Antonio-area H-E-B
Long lines, empty shelves at San Antonio-area H-E-B (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – H-E-B announced Friday that it is voluntarily issuing a recall on certain juice drinks for the potential presence of a milk allergen.

Company officials said the recall is for gallon-sizes of Hill Country Fare Pink Lemonade, Hill Country Fare Citrus Punch, Hill Country Fare Fruit Drink and Hill Country Fare Grape Drink.

“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,” according to the recall information from H-E-B.

The affected products were shipped to H-E-B stores in Texas and Mexico, and Joe V’s and Mi Tienda stores, according to H-E-B. The recall notice does not impact Central Market.

All affected product has been removed from store shelves, according to H-E-B. There have been no reported illnesses related to the recall.

The voluntary recall impacts the following products:

ProductUPCCode Date
HCF Pink Lemonade Gallon41220051748/1/2020
HCF Citrus Punch Gallon41220818639/30/2020 and 10/1/2020
HCF Fruit Drink Gallon41220051728/1/2020 and 8/2/2020
HCF Grape Drink Gallon41220051768/2/2020

The code date can be found on the back of the jug beneath the lid, according to H-E-B.

Customers who purchased the product can return it to the store for a full refund, according to H-E-B.

If you have questions or concerns, you can contact H-E-B Customer Service at 855-432-4438 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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