Milk Recall 2011: Oak Farms Dairy recalls milk due to presence of Alkaline Phosphatase in samples

By on Mar 13, 2011 in Food, Health, United States Comments

Oak Farms Dairy milk recall sample package
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The Oak Farms Dairy plant in Waco, Texas announced on Friday, March 11, 2011 a voluntary recall of various milk packages due to the presence of Alkaline Phosphatase found in samples.

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official website, the Texas milk plant is recalling half gallon plastic bottles of whole chocolate milk, half pint paper cartons of whole chocolate milk, and half pint paper cartons of 1% chocolate milk.

Apparently, FDA said their agency found Alkaline Phosphatase present in samples during routine testing, but received no illness-related report so far.

This milk recall involves around 64,000 units of the affected product, and was distributed in numerous retail outlets, schools and food service settings in different parts of Texas including Austin, Hillsboro Jacksonville, Killeen, Lindale, Mexia, San Antonio, Temple, Waco and Wichita Falls.

As noted in the announcement, all types of milk packages have a common ‘BEST BY’ or ‘SELL BY’ date of March 22, 2011 (printed as MAR 22 on paper half pints, 03/22/11 on plastic half gallons) and a plant code of 48-3302.

Below is matrix of size, flavor, UPC#, with all of them has the same date and plant code of the affected product, which the company emphasized that no other Oak Farms products are involved in this recall in either Dallas or Houston.

Oak Farms Dairy milk recall information matrix
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Incidentally, the announcement also reminded that the presence of Alkaline Phosphatase in milk strongly suggest that the product may not have been pasteurized sufficiently, which means that some bacteria may have survived including Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria, and E. coli.

With this, consumers are being strongly advised to immediately return the product that have this to the place of purchase and ask for a full refund or exchange.

For more information about this recall, the company said consumers can contact them at 1-800-681-2249.

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