A voluntary recall has been issued across five north-eastern states, after a milk plant in Menards N.Y suffered a failure in its pasteurization equipment.
According to New York State’s agriculture department, the five state’s affected are Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. Consumers buying one of four brands: Midland Farms, Corrado’s Market, Jersey Dairy Farms, and Trade Fair Premium milk, supplied by Midland Farms are on the list.
Although as yet there has been no illness linked to the equipment failure, as a precaution Midlands Farms has recalled all of the 8,000 to 10,000 estimated gallons already supplied to 123 of their customers.
NYSD of Agriculture and Markets spokeswoman Jessica Ziehm says, “They were really responsible, they just decided to recall all of the product. It was a precautionary measure.” The N.Y. Agriculture dept states that unpasteurized milk may contain pathogens, so is informing consumers not to use it.
In a report by csmonitor.com there is a check list on how to determine whether your carton is on the recall list. With plastic cartons in pints and gallons, the procedure is to check the top for a code of 36-1661 and “sell by” date of Sept 24th. Any matched containers should be either returned to the store for a full refund or disposed of. Check out the link below for the full list of recalled products.
Read more: csmonitor.com