Press Release via VIN News
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker alerted consumers that Bethel Livestock Farm, located at 522 Happy Avenue, Swan Lake, New York, is voluntarily recalling certain milk products due to improper pasteurization.
Proper pasteurization heats milk in order to effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella.
The recalled milk product is sold under the name Bethel Creamery Pasteurized Whole Organic Milk (Kosher Cholov Yisroel) and packaged in half gallon plastic containers. The recalled products have a use by date of JAN 7 2011 and were distributed to five locations in the Bronx and Rockland County.
Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ Milk Control and Dairy Services Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the product was improperly pasteurized.
No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this problem.