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Hawaii finds excess bacteria in Meadow Gold milk; stops sales

Meadow Gold Dairies in Hawaii is under order to stop distributing and selling its 2 percent reduced fat milk because state tests during the past four weeks have repeatedly showed more than 10 times the allowed level of coliform bacteria it the product. The order from the Hawaii State Department of Health on Monday will… Continue Reading

Fish batter mix recalled from Bass Pro Shops nationwide

recalled Uncle Ben's fish batter mix

BlendTech Inc of Wichita, Kan., is voluntarily recalling one lot of Uncle Buck’s Fish Batter Mix – Original because of  an undeclared milk ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled Batter Mix was distributed in Bass… Continue Reading

Undeclared Peanuts, Wheat and Egg Ingredient Prompts Dove Recall

Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Voluntary Recall on Undeclared Peanuts, Wheat and Egg Ingredient for DOVE® Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes, 24.0 oz. Bag, Sold Only at One Major Retailer with Stores Across the U.S. Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its DOVE® Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes, 24.0 oz. bag – this is… Continue Reading

FDA Seeks Comments on Risk Assessment of Drug Residues in Milk

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to know what the public thinks of its risk assessment of drug residues in milk. The risk assessment, entitled, “Multicriteria-Based Ranking Model for Risk Management of Animal Drug Residues in Milk and Milk Products,” is a tool to assist with reevaluating which animal drug residues should be included… Continue Reading

Very Small Number of Dairies Found Illegally Using Antibiotics

A very small number of dairy farms have been found using animal antibiotics in ways not approved by law, according to a new study by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. Because antibiotic residues immediately appear in milk, dairy cows are only supposed to receive drugs when they’re known to be sick. Regardless,… Continue Reading

WA State Creamery Recalls Yogurt Due to Improper Pasteurization

A Washington state creamery has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of its whole milk yogurt because of faulty data recording during pasteurization. Flying Cow Creamery of Rochester, WA, recalled the lot of its whole milk yogurt after a routine inspection by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) revealed that proper time and… Continue Reading

CSPI Wants to See FDA’s Findings on Drugs in Milk

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is anxious to see the results of the Food and Drug Administration’s report on whether illegal drugs were found in the country’s raw milk supply. The organization has now filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for data from the Center for Veterinary Medicines’ Raw Milk… Continue Reading

Milk Producers Want Dairies Exempted From FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking that dairy farms be exempted from the intentional adulteration rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The rule was the sixth proposed FSMA rule and will require domestic and foreign food facilities to address hazards that may… Continue Reading

Price Chopper Recalls Milk Over Cleaning Solution

Grocery retailer Price Chopper is recalling homogenized milk in half-gallon paper cartons because the milk may contain a non-hazardous cleaning solution. The recalled product bears the UPC code 4173513275 and a best-by date of Sept. 29. The cleaning solution was used to clean processing equipment and the retailer says it is not harmful to humans…. Continue Reading

Dairy Giant Fonterra Suspends Operations in Sri Lanka Following Contamination Report

New Zealand dairy company Fonterra on Friday temporarily halted operations in Sri Lanka after health authorities there found a toxic agricultural chemical in two batches of milk powder. Fonterra is already dealing with a botulism controversy in China that put New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in damage-control mode of assuring Chinese customers his government would… Continue Reading