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Galliker Dairy Issues a Product Recall on Half-Gallons of Acidophilus Plus Reduced Fat Milk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Johnstown, PA -- May 2, 2007 -- Galliker Dairy Company of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is recalling half-gallon packages of Galliker's Acidophilus Plus Reduced Milk because they possibly contain under-processed milk. Under-processed milk may be unsafe. It has not been shown to be feasible to perform routine bacteriological tests on the raw milk itself to determine the presence or absence of all pathogens and thereby ensure that it is free of infectious organisms. Only products with the code date of May 13, 2007 are involved.
The product comes in a 64-ounce (One Half-Gallon), plastic package marked with the code date on the front of the package. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after a chemical test indicated that possible under-processing occurred. All of Galliker's processing documents indicate that the proper procedures were followed. Only this one product is involved.
Production of this product will continue while this incident is investigated. Products having any other code date are not affected.
Retailers are asked to pull-from-sale all unsold Galliker's Acidophilus Plus Reduced Fat Milk with the code date of May 13, 2007 and return them for full refund. Consumers with any questions may contact the company at 800-477-6455.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.