Hiland Dairy issues recall of chocolate milk

Mike Seals - January 18, 2021 10:19 am

Product from Norman facility could cause illness

 

Hiland Dairy has issued a recall of the one-half pint 1% low-fat chocolate milk that was produced at its facility in Norman after the company said some products may contain food-grade sanitizers that could cause illnesses if consumed.

According to a news release, the affected products were sold and distributed to institutional consumers in the following areas:

  • Oklahoma City
  • Oklahoma City Metro
  • Western Oklahoma
  • Dallas
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Tyler, Texas

The news release also states that protocols were not followed at the Norman facility, resulting in a “small amount of one product being incorrectly filled.”

Hiland Dairy officials said they initially learned of a potential issue and then confirmed after internal quality control testing at the Norman facility. The company then contacted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to initiate a product recall, according to the news release.

Hiland Dairy has issued the recall for the product with 1/27/21 code, and only products with plant code #4025 are included.

According to the news release, there are 50 units of one-half pints in one case, and 4,800 cases were distributed with those codes for a total of 240,000 units of one-half pint Hiland 1% low-fat chocolate milk.

People with questions for Hiland Dairy may contact them from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST via the email address listed on its website.

Edmond Public Schools released the following statement on Facebook in response to the recall:

“Hiland Dairy has issued a recall of the one-half pint 1% low-fat chocolate milk that was produced at its facility in Norman after the company said some products may contain food-grade sanitizers that could cause illnesses if consumed. If you picked up meals at the end of last week at any of our drive-through locations that contain this product, please dispose of it. The district will be checking lot numbers tomorrow to clarify if the district received any of this product.”

Harrah Public Schools released the following statement on Facebook in response to the recall:

“Harrah Schools has learned Hiland Dairy has issued a recall of chocolate milk that may have been part of district food deliveries last week. The company said some products may contain food-grade sanitizers that could cause illnesses if consumed. The product information is detailed below: One-Half Pint Hiland Dairy 1% Low Fat Chocolate Milk. UPC: 72060-00156-3. Sell by Date: January 27, 2021.Plant Code: 4025. Please dispose of all products with this information!”

 

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