Last week my husband was at Costco and he messaged me the above picture. There was a new Organic Rice Milk on the shelf instead of Rice Dream (see Onespot Allergy’s post on the subject of Rice Dream being made on equipment shared with nuts)!
The ingredients looked good but there was no allergy statement. I called Costco (it is a Kirkland branded item) and the helpful representative said since it was a fairly new product she’d get back to me about the facility that produces the milk.
Well, today she got back to me and guess what? No nuts at the facility! She said they did want me to know they do make soy milk there (and soy is an allergy we deal with) but the equipment is cleaned between runs.
I know each family has to weigh their risks but I am still excited to share the information. Please always check & re-check labels of course. A case of 12 unsweetened cartons, 4 cups each, will run you under $15.
Updated 1/28/14 to add the following:
See my post (and the comments) about the current status of Kirkland’s Ricemilk. Also, a commenter on this post provided pictures comparing Rice Dream and Kirkland’s Ricemilk and gave me permission to post them. If nut cross contamination is not a concern for your family, you may want to consider Rice Dream as an option based on Mr. Wessel‘s experience documented by these photos: