If you live in the state of New York , Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey or Rhode Island, this consumer alert is especially important for you to note. Midland Farms, located in Menands, New York, is recalling certain milk products that have a sell by date of 9/24/10 due to the potential of improper pasteurization. These milk products were distributed in the five states noted above.
Proper pasteurization heats milk in order to effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella.
The recalled milk products are all sold in plastic containers and are marketed under the brand names Midland Farms, Corrado’s Market, Jersey Dairy Farms and Trade Fair Premium. They all possess the plant code 36-1661. The products also possess a black ink date code near the top of the container.
Recalled Gallons, all with the date code SEP24, are: Midland Farms Milk; Midland Farms Reduced Fat, 2% Milk Fat Milk; Midland Farms Low Fat, 1% Milk Fat Milk; Midland Farms Fat Free Milk; Corrado’s Milk; Corrado’s Market Reduced Fat, 2% Milk Fat Milk; Corrado’s Market Low Fat 1% Milk Fat Milk; Corrado’s Market Fat Free Milk; Jersey Dairy Farms Vitamin D Milk; Trade Fair Premium Milk; Trade Fair Premium Reduced Fat, 2% Milk Fat Milk; Trade Fair Premium Low Fat, 1% Milk Fat Milk, and Trade Fair Premium Fat Free Milk.
Recalled Half-Gallons, all with the date code SEP24, are: Midland Farms Milk; Midland Farms Reduced Fat, 2% Milk Fat Milk; Midland Farms Low Fat, 1% Milk Fat Milk; Midland Farms Fat Free Milk, and Jersey Dairy Farms Vitamin D Milk.
Recalled Quarts, all with SELLBY 9/24/10, are: Midland Farms Fresh Whole Milk; Midland Farms Reduced Fat Milk; Midland Farms Fresh Low Fat Milk, and Midland Farms Fresh Fat Free Milk.
Recalled Pints, with SELLBY 9/24/10, are: Midland Farms Whole Milk.
The problem was detected by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ milk inspectors during an inspection on September 7, 2010 when they found a failure of pasteurization equipment at the Menands milk plant. While the recalled products have not been found to be contaminated with any harmful pathogens, the company is voluntarily recalling all production as a precautionary measure.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers are warned not to use or consume the recalled products even if it does not appear or smell spoiled.
Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products should return them to the place of purchase or discard them. Consumers with questions may contact Midland Farms directly at 518-436-7038.
Jessica Chittenden Ziehm
518-457-3136 office, 518-527-3949 cell
U.S. Food & Drug Administration