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Meadow Gold Dairy in Boise Conducts Voluntary Recall of Whipping Cream and Half and Half Because of Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

June 1, 2016



Meadow Gold Dairy


Sayeda Mahler



Impacts States Including Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming and Utah

Boise, Idaho – The Meadow Gold Dairy plant in Boise is voluntarily recalling Meadow Gold brand Old Style Whipping Cream and Meadow Gold DairyPure brand Whipping Cream and Half and Half due to insufficient pasteurization. It is possible that pathogens present in raw milk, including Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria, and/or E. coli, may have survived and, if ingested, could cause serious or life threatening issues. Meadow Gold Dairy has received no reports of illnesses related to the affected product to date and is removing the product from the market.

Distribution of the affected product was limited in scope. Therefore, consumers should only be concerned with products carrying the following Individual Universal Product Codes (UPCs) and plant code 16-05:

SizeNameUPC #Code DatePlant Code
PintMeadow Gold “Old Style” Whipping Cream157001331306-24-1616-05
Half PintMeadow Gold DairyPure Whipping Cream157001001806-24-1616-05
QuartMeadow Gold DairyPure Whipping Cream157001321006-24-1616-05
QuartMeadow Gold DairyPure Half and Half419000791306-17-1616-05
GallonMeadow Gold DairyPure Whipping Cream157001661506-24-1616-05

No other Meadow Gold Dairy products are affected by this recall.

The recall involves approximately 10,000 units of the affected product, which was distributed in four states including Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming and Utah through numerous retail outlets and food service settings. The company is actively notifying customers and is in the process of retrieving the affected product.

During a routine records review, we discovered that the product may have been under-processed. Meadow Gold Dairy has ceased distribution of the affected product and recovery is actively underway. Consumers who have this product should not consume it. They should discard it and may return the product package to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions can contact the Company at 1-800-587-2259 Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm central time.

The Idaho Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dairying and the Food and Drug Administration have been notified of this recall.


Product Photos

  • Product image front label, Half Pint Meadow Gold Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Product image front label, One Gallon Meadow Gold Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Product image front label, Pint Meadow Gold Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Product image front label, One Quart Meadow Gold Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Product image front label, One Quart Meadow Gold Half & Half

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