The Meadow Gold Dairy plant in Boise, ID, is voluntarily recalling Meadow Gold brand Old Style whipping cream and Meadow Gold DairyPure brand whipping cream and half and half because insufficient pasteurization may have failed to kill pathogens in the products. No illnesses had been reported in connection to the products as of the posting of the recall notice June 1 on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. “It is possible that pathogens present in raw milk, including Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria, and/or E. coli, may have survived and, if ingested, could cause serious or life threatening issues,” the dairy company stated in the recall notice. “The recall involves approximately 10,000 units of the affected product, which was distributed in four states including Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming and Utah through numerous retail outlets and food service settings. The company is actively notifying customers and is in the process of retrieving the affected product.” The recalled whipping cream and half and half can be identified by the following label information:
- Meadow Gold DairyPure Half and Half — Quarts with UPC number 4190007913, date of 06-17-16, and plant code of 16-05;
- Meadow Gold “Old Style” Whipping Cream — Pints with UPC number 1570013313, date code of 06-24-16, and a plant code of 16-05;
- Meadow Gold DairyPure Whipping Cream — Half pints with UPC number 1570010018, date code of 06-24-16, and plant code of 16-05;
- Meadow Gold DairyPure Whipping Cream — Quarts with UPC number 1570013210, date of 06-24-16, and plant code of 16-05; and
- Meadow Gold DairyPure Whipping Cream — Gallons with UPC number 1570016615, date of 06-24-16, and plant code 16-05.
Meadow Gold Dairy officials discovered the potential problem during a routine review of production records, according to the recall notice. “Consumers who have this product should not consume it. They should discard it and may return the product package to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange,” according to the recall notice. “Consumers with questions can contact the company at 800-587-2259 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.” (To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)