State Inspectors Detect Antibiotics in Milk; No Illnesses Reported
HAYWARD—June 14, 2002 - Berkeley Farms has initiated a voluntary recall of several milk products due to detection of antibiotics. The recall involves milk processed at plants in Hayward and San Leandro and distributed throughout California under several brand names.
CDFA inspectors detected the antibiotics during routine sampling, and are working with the company to carry out a full recall of all affected products. To date, no illnesses have been reported. If an allergic reaction by those sensitive to antibiotics is suspected, consumers are encouraged to consult a physician immediately.
The recall involves the following brands of milk bearing plant codes of 06-407 or 06-21: Berkeley Farms, Alta Dena, Dairy Dawn, Ralphs, Mountain Dairy, Sysco (Wholesome Farms), Smart & Final, Albertsons, Good Day, and Best Yet. California consumers who have recently purchased these brands of milk imprinted with these plant codes are encouraged to call the company at 1-888-647-3326, or check the detailed recall chart (below) to determine if their purchase is covered by the recall. Consumers should discard the milk or return it to the store for a refund.
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