White Wave Contact: 800-710-5292

Schnucks Contact:

Lori O. Willis, Dir. of Communications


April 18, 2003

White Wave Announces a National Voluntary Recall

ST. LOUIS -- White Wave, Inc. announced that it is voluntarily recalling some of its 64-ounce/half gallon blue, gable top cartons of Vanilla Silk brand soymilk with the UPC 02529360027. The code dates involved in the voluntary recall read-- Jun 17 03 H CD70, Jun 17 03 J CD-70, Jun 18 03 H-CD70 and Jun 18 03 J CD-70. The product can be identified by these code dates stamped on the top of each carton. No other Vanilla Silk, Silk or White Wave products are involved in the recall. The containers were distributed throughout the United States.

The voluntary recall was issued after it was discovered that some of the product may contain a caustic, sodium hydroxide based material used to clean and sanitize manufacturing equipment. White Wave has contacted its distributors and stores and ordered the product removed from store shelves. Consumers should return any product in their possession to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The contaminant impacts the taste and smell of the product so most consumers are not likely to drink it. Two incidents of illness have been reported. Consumers who have consumed the product and experience burning, nausea or other symptoms should contact a healthcare provider.

Schnuck Markets Inc. reports that Schnucks and Logli stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Mississippi received the product. All stores have pulled the product from grocery shelves. Schnucks and Logli customers are urged, as well, to return any remaining product to the store for a refund.

Consumers with questions may contact White Wave at 1-800-488-9283, Schnucks Consumer Affairs at 314-994-4400 or access the White Wave website at www.whitewave.com.

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