• Four area stores involved in recall
The State Milk Board, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, announced today that Ozark Mountain Creamery of Mountain Grove, Mo. is voluntarily recalling some of its milk from the marketplace.
Test results received today, October 18, were positive for high residual phosphatase. High levels of residual phosphatase may indicate potentially unpasteurized or improperly pasteurized milk, which can contain harmful pathogens. The sample was collected October 14 during a randomly scheduled, routine inspection and tested in the St. Louis County Health Department Laboratory.
The 500 gallons of recalled milk is packaged in one-half gallon, glass bottles and marked with the code ’10/24.’ The milk was bottled October 7, 2013. The recall does not include any other dairy products from Ozark Mountain Creamery.
The milk may have been sold in the following and other locations:
Central Market Inc: Frick's, Sullivan
Country Mart/Town & Country, Salem
Country Mart/Town & Country, St. James
Mace's Supermarket, Cuba
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 the milk may return the unused portion to the store from which they purchased the product.
Copies of Missouri’s regulations for dairy products are available online at mda.mo.gov/animals/milk.