Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner

Food Safety Alert

July 18, 2014

Joe Morrissey 518-457-0752

Consumer Alert: Undeclared Milk in Uprising Brand “Carrot Drink”, “Beet Drink” and in “Peanut Punch”

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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