First it was eggs, then beef, then popsicles, now milk. Yes, there is a milk recall in 5 states; New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Four brands are on the milk recall list; Midland Farms, Corrado’s Market, Jersey Dairy Farms and Trade Fair Premium. All containers being recalled have the same plant code, 36-1661, plus a date code in black ink for September 24. The milk recall is for gallons, half gallons, quarts and pints and include reduced fat, low fat, fat free and whole milk. A complete list is available at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, listed below.
If you have any of these products from the milk recall list, then either discard them or return them to the place of purchase. Do not use them! The issue at hand is that this milk was not properly pasteurized and may be contaminated with bacteria, such as salmonella or listeria. These pathogens are serious, particularly for young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.
The Symptoms of listeria are headaches, fever, muscle aches, diarrhea and nausea. In serious cases, one can also experience convulsions. Salmonella has many similar symptoms, as well as abdominal pains, chills and blood stool. One can develop either within three to twelve hours, usually. Symptoms can last from three to seven days. Antibiotics and IVs of saline are typically administered in hospitals to treat both.
Milk inspectors from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets discovered the failed pasteurization equipment at the Midlands Farms plant in Menands, New York, on September 7 during an inspection of the facility. If you have any questions about your products from this milk recall list, you may contact Midlands Farms at 518-436-7038.
Again, the milk recall affects only five states so far; New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The four brands on the milk recall list are Midlands Farms, Corrado’s Market, Jersey Dairy Farms and Trade Fair Premium. All containers being recalled have the same plant code, 36-1661, plus a date code in black ink for September 24. A full list and details is available at the FDA website, listed below.