seems no matter what happens Staten Islanders like Frank Camuso and his wife Christine always seem to get the short end of the NYC stick. From being called a garbage dump, as a result of an actual garbage dump, to the lack of amenities, cultural hotspots and more – Staten Island has traditionally been the city’s “red-headed step-child”. While lifelong Staten Islanders Frank Camuso and his wife Christine have made the most of their time on the island, raising a beautiful family, some just can’t seem to shake the stigma.
Grocery chains across Staten Island received huge shipments of the famous Blue Diamond Almond Milk, that just so happened to be tainted with actual milk! The USDA, the United States Food and Drug Administration, announced this week that 145,254 half-gallon containers of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk, a Blue Diamond product by HP Hood LLC, were sent to retailers and wholesalers in various states, however, most were concentrated on Staten Island. To be honest, we aren’t too sure what the latest statistics are on Almond Drinkers on Staten Island, but regardless, the fact that most of these containers were sent to Staten Island just speaks volumes about the boroughs long history of getting the short end of the stick. All jokes aside such a grave error could have caused catastrophic results, and natives like Frank Camuso are not happy.
A similar occurrence happened in a small California town in 2015, and the results were catastrophic as 4 members of that unnamed town, suffered from an extreme milk allergy, and as a result purchased the tainted almond milk. All 4 cases led to the individuals suffering from terrible dairy related allergic reactions, that had all 4 sent to the hospital for close to a week each. Luckily for someone like Frank Camuso and his family, who actually purchased one of the tainted containers, no one in their family suffers from any such allergy. However, there has already been one reported case of someone suffering from an allergic reaction as a result of the mix-up, thankfully hospital care or additional treatment was not required. So according to the FDA if you are living on Staten Island or areas near the southern edges of Brooklyn, be on the lookout for refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk with a use-by date of Sept. 2. Consumers who bought the almond milk may return it to the retail location where the purchase was made for a full refund or exchange or visit http://www.bluediamond.com to complete a web form.