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Iowa: Test Finds Raw Milk Contamination Prompting Recall

From the Iowa Independent:

Farmers All Natural Creamery in Wellman has issued a voluntary recall of nearly 1,000 gallons of whole milk amid concerns that some of the product may not have been properly pasteurized.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship noted that it tested the dairy’s finished product and found residual phosphatase, which can be an indicator that the milk was not sufficiently pasteurized. Pasteurization, or holding the raw milk at 162 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 seconds, allows producers to kill certain undesirable microorganism that might be present in the milk.

Farmers All Natural Creamery believes, according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture, that 954 gallons of milk was sold to four distributors — UNFI in Aurora, Colo. and Lancaster, Texas, Calma Optimal in Franklin Park, Ill. and Natural Brands in Wood Dale, Ill. The four distributors have since been notified and milk is being pulled from shelves.

The milk was manufactured on Oct. 3, and has an Oct. 22 sell-by date. Milk from the Wellman dairy can be identified by the plant number 198888 printed on all gallon containers.

Consumers who may have purchased the product should not ingest it, but return it to their place of purchase.

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