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Skim Milk Recalled Due to Improper Pasteurization

A Georgia dairy is recalling skim milk due to improper pasteurization.

In a news release, the Georgia Department of Agriculture said Johnston Family Farm of Newborn, GA, is recalling 240 gallons (in half-gallon and gallon containers) of skim milk with the sell-by date of September 16.

Routine laboratory testing by the Georgia Department of Agriculture revealed the product had not been properly pasteurized. Pasteurization heats milk to eliminate harmful bacteria.

While the products have not been found to be contaminated with any pathogens, the recall has been issued as a precaution. No illnesses have been reported.

The product was sold at Whole Foods (Atlanta), Two Story Coffeehouse (Athens), Yogurberry (Atlanta), Daily Groceries Co-op (Athens), Athens Locally Grown (Athens), Sevananda Natural Foods Market (Atlanta), Alon’s Bakery and Market (Dunwoody), farmers markets in the Atlanta area and at the dairy itself.

Georgia Department of Agriculture sanitarians will be checking to make sure the product has been removed from sale.

Consumers who have purchased these products should return them to the place of purchase for refund, or discard them. Consumers with questions may contact Russell Johnston at 706-247-5023.

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