For the second time in a month, several raw milk products from Organic Pastures dairy are being recalled after state officials found evidence of salmonella.
Under the recall issued by state veterinarian Annette Jones, Organic Pastures raw milk, raw skim milk and raw cream labeled with a use-by date of June 1, 2016, are to be pulled immediately from retail shelves, and consumers are urged to dispose of any product remaining in their refrigerators.
The quarantine was issued after state inspectors found the bacteria during a follow-up investigation initiated by a May 9 finding of salmonella.
No illness has been reported.
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Organic Pastures owner Mark McAfee said the dairy’s own independent state-approved lab tested the same use-by date samples of raw whole milk, raw skim milk and raw heavy cream, and all tested negative.
McAfee said he is working with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and food safety experts to better understand how the two labs can yield conflicting results.