Hiland Dairy has announced a voluntary recall of its half-gallon premium whole chocolate milk for an egg allergen. The chocolate milk may contain eggnog, which could cause a life-threatening allergic reaction in people that are sensitive to eggs.

The recalled product includes one-half gallons of Hilard Dairy Whole Chocolate Milk with a UPC code of 0-7206000128-0 and a Sell By date of Dec. 12, 2018. The plant code on the milk label is 29-162. The affected chocolate milk was sold and distributed in the Kansas City metropolitan area including the cities of Topeka, Kansas, and St. Joseph, Missouri.

The company has recommended that consumers discard of the recalled chocolate milk or return it to the retailer where they purchased the product from. Questions will be addressed by contacting Hiland at 402-740-2254 seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST. Consumer questions can also be directed to https://www.hilanddairy.com/contact-us.

The company has said there have been no reports of illness or allergic reaction from the recalled chocolate milk to date. The egg contamination was identified by the company during routine quality control testing. A total of 1,151 one-half gallon units were affected by the eggnog allergen, according to the company.

Other milk products from Hilard are not affected or part of the recall. The company is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the recall and said it is taking the steps necessary to address the issue. It said it apologizes for the inconvenience caused by the recall.

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