USA – Organic milk recalled when improper pasteurization discovered

Food Safety News

Producers of organic milk sold in parts of New York are recalling an undisclosed amount of whole milk after state inspectors found the product was improperly pasteurized.

Pelleh Farms Inc. in Swam Lake, NY, voluntarily recalled the Bethel Creamery brand whole, non-homogenized, organic milk, according to a consumer alert from New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball.  

“Proper pasteurization heats milk to effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella,” according to the consumer alert. 

“To date, no illnesses have been reported to the department in connection with this product. … Routine inspection conducted by the Department revealed that this lot of product was improperly pasteurized.”

The alert did not include any specific details about the pasteurization failure. Pelleh Farms Inc. sold the organic milk in Rockland County, NY, and Brooklyn, NY.

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