August 09, 2012
Shatto Dairy Products Recalled for Improper Pasteurization
The State Milk Board, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, announced today milk products produced by Shatto Dairy of Osborn, Mo. are being recalled.
Test results received today, Aug. 8, indicate levels of residual phosphatase above the standard for Grade "A" pasteurized milk after routine testing of samples collected on Aug. 6. Residual phosphatase may indicate potentially unpasteurized or improperly pasteurized milk, which can contain harmful pathogens that may lead to food borne illness. Individuals who have the products listed below should not consume those items. The products should be returned to the place of purchase or discarded.
Shatto Dairy's plant operations have been temporarily suspended, pending the results of the investigation by the State Milk Board and Missouri departments of Agriculture and Health and Senior Services.
The recalled milk is packaged in glass bottles of varying sizes and labeled Grade "A." Recalled products include:
- Whole Milk, unflavored half gallon code date: Aug 19
- 2% Milk, unflavored pint code date: Aug 19
- 1% Milk, unflavored quart code date: Aug 20
- Skim Milk, unflavored quart code date: Aug 19
- Half and Half pint code date: Aug 19
- Whole Milk, Cotton Candy flavor pint code date: Aug 20
- Cream pint code date: Aug 17
The milk products may have been sold in both Missouri and Kansas. The Missouri State Milk Board, in conjunction with the Missouri departments of Agriculture and Health and Senior Services are working with the company to compile a list of retailers to whom the product may have been distributed.
The Missouri State Milk Board continues to review the company's records to determine when consumers may have purchased the product. Anyone who has purchased these products may return the unused portion to the store from which they purchased the product.
Copies of Missouri's regulations for Grade "A" milk are available online at mda.mo.gov/animals/milk.