The possible presence of sanitizers in some half-pint containers of Hiland Dairy brand milk spurred the company to recall 240,000 servings from “institutional customers” in Oklahoma and Texas.

A company recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration does not specify what kind of institutional customers are involved. Generally institutional kitchens are defined as anything from schools and prisons to hotels and nursing homes.

The implicated half-pint containers of 1 percent chocolate milk were sold and distributed in the Oklahoma City metro area, Western Oklahoma, Dallas, San Antonio, and Tyler, TX. The milk was produced at Hiland’s Norman, OK, plant.

Hiland’s recall notice does not include any information about how the milk may have been contaminated with the sanitizer, but it does say how the contamination was discovered.

“Hiland Dairy initially learned of a potential issue and then confirmed after internal quality-control testing at the Norman, Oklahoma facility. The company promptly contacted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to initiate the product recall,” according to the company notice.

Kitchen operators can determine whether or not they have any of the recalled milk on hand by looking for the following label information:

  • One-Half Pint Hiland Dairy 1 percent Low Fat Chocolate Milk
  • UPC: 72060-00156-3
  • Sell by Date: January 27, 2021
  • Plant Code: 4025

Hiland Dairy is working in partnership with the FDA to fully investigate the matter and comply with all necessary recall procedures.

Consumers with questions may contact Hiland Dairy via email at

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