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Rockford plant malfunction leads to Prairie Farms chocolate milk recall

Consumers with questions may contact Prairie Farms Dairy at 618-659-5700 or info@prairiefarms.com, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
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Published: Nov. 25, 2020 at 5:47 PM CST
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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (WIFR) -- Prairie Farms has issued a limited voluntary recall of its Prairie Farms Premium Flavored Chocolate Milk gallons and Prairie Farms 1% Lowfat Chocolate Milk gallons that were not labeled for an egg allergen that may be present.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The labels show a best by date of Dec. 4.

A total of 1,152 units of chocolate milk gallons were distributed at retail outlets in the Chicago area, including the Northern Illinois suburbs, Rockford and Southeastern Wisconsin.

The recalled products contain the following code dates and UPC#’s:

  • One Gallon Prairie Farms Dairy Premium Flavored Chocolate Milk UPC: 72730-26110 Best by Date: Dec. 4, 2020 Plant Code: 17-284
  • One Gallon Prairie Farms Dairy 1% Lowfat Chocolate Milk UPC: 72730-26126 Best by Date: Dec. 4, 2020 Plant Code: 17-284

The recall was initiated after cross-contamination with eggnog was discovered following a valve malfunction at the Rockford plant. No illnesses have been reported to date, according to Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.

Prairie Farms Chocolate Milk gallons produced at plants, other than Rockford, Ill. plant Code 17-284, including Premium Flavored Chocolate, 1% Lowfat Chocolate, 2% Reduced Fat Chocolate, and Fat Free Chocolate, are not part of this recall.

“Prairie Farms Dairy is currently working in partnership with the FDA to fully investigate the matter and comply with all necessary recall procedures. Prairie Farms is also establishing preventive measures to address the issue and apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this product issue,” according to Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.

Customers who have purchased this product are encouraged to destroy the product or return it to their local retailer to exchange the product for a like item. Consumers with questions may contact Prairie Farms Dairy at 618-659-5700 or info@prairiefarms.com, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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