June 12, 2015

Consumer Alert: Improperly Pasteurized Chocolate Milk

Consumer Alert: Improperly Pasteurized Chocolate Milk

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers that chocolate milk produced by Edgwick Farm LTD, located at 348 Angola Rd., Cornwall, NY 12518, is being voluntarily recalled due to improper pasteurization.  Proper pasteurization heats milk in order to effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria, such as listeria and salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date to the Department in connection with this problem.

The recalled chocolate milk product was sold at several Hudson Valley Farmers’ Markets in the last week.  The product was sold under the name Edgwick Farm Chocolate Goat Milk.  It was packaged in a half-gallon plastic container bearing the container code of:  060415 BEST BY 061815. 

A Routine Pasteurizer Inspection conducted by a New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Milk Control and Dairy Services inspector revealed that this lot of product was improperly pasteurized.