ConAgra Dairy Foods of Downers Grove, Ill., is voluntarily recalling less than 3,000 pounds of Fleischmann’s Unsalted Stick Margarine because the product may contain an undeclared dairy ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to dairy products may run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Affected product was distributed through retail stores in the following states:

  • Maryland Mississippi Vermont
  • Virginia Pennsylvania Maine
  • Alabama Massachusetts New Hampshire
  • Ohio Kentucky New Jersey
  • Connecticut Tennessee Rhode Island
  • New York Georgia West Virginia


This Fleischmann’s Unsalted Stick Margarine can be identified with the “best if used by” date on the carton of JAN 31 02 O N. Two allergic reactions have been reported. Other than to dairy sensitive consumers or to consumers on a sodium free diet, the product being recalled is safe for consumption.

The product may actually be Fleischmann’s Original Stick Margarine that contains whey, a dairy protein. The product can be easily identified by the inner wrap on the individual sticks that reads, “Fleischmann’s Original Margarine,” instead of Unsalted.

This product is being recalled in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ConAgra Dairy Foods is concerned about the health of its consumers; therefore, we encourage those individuals who are allergic to dairy products to return the above-coded unsalted stick margarine to the store where purchased for a full refund. For further information, call toll-free at 1-800-257-5594 during normal business hours.