April 4, 2018

Consumer Alert: Improperly Pasteurized Milk

Consumer Alert: Improperly Pasteurized Milk

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers that Pasteurized Whole Organic Milk Non-Homogenized produced by Pelleh Farms Inc., located at 522 Happy Ave. Swan Lake, NY 12783, is being voluntarily recalled due to improper pasteurization.  Proper pasteurization heats milk to effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella.  To date, no illnesses have been reported to the Department in connection with this product.

The recalled Whole Organic Milk was sold in Rockland County and Brooklyn, NY. The product was sold under the name Bethel Creamery. The product was packaged in a 64-fluid ounce, plastic container bearing the container code of: USE BY APR 08 2018.

Routine inspection conducted by the Department revealed that this lot of product was improperly pasteurized.  Consumers with questions about this product should contact Rafoel  Franklin at (845) 583-6059.