Whole milk voluntarily recalled in Nevada

Sand Hill Dairy has announced a voluntary recall on whole milk distributed in Nevada


Ciara Ressel
Public Information Office II
Sparks, Nev. - February 16, 2022

Sand Hill Dairy, based out of Fallon, Nev. has issued a voluntary recall for whole milk effective Feb. 16, 2022. Affected products include:

  • Sand Hill Dairy Whole Milk (gallon, half gallon and pints) with a best by date of 3/4/2022

Affected products were distributed at retailers in Reno, Sparks, Fallon, Lovelock, Winnemucca, Las Vegas, and Henderson, Nev. Stores have been notified and products are being removed from shelves as a precaution to protect public health.

During routine sampling conducted by the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) on Feb. 15, 2022, test results reported this morning indicated ineffective levels of pasteurization in one batch of whole milk. Pasteurization is performed to prevent bacterial growth in milk, which can lead to illness.

There have been no illnesses reported to date. Sand Hill Dairy has identified the cause of the issue and corrective actions have been put in place. Further testing conducted by the NDA on Feb. 16, 2022 did not identify any additional products or batch dates as being affected.

Consumers who have purchased an affected product are urged to contact Sand Hill Dairy for a full refund. Questions can be directed to Sand Hill Dairy, Isidro Alves, at 775-745-9115.

About the Nevada Department of Agriculture

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) mission is to preserve, protect and promote Nevada’s agriculture. The department has 150 dedicated employees providing services in its five divisions, Administration, Animal Industry, Measurement Standards, Food and Nutrition, and Plant Health and Compliance. The department’s $232 million budget facilitates regulatory and administrative work in agriculture and food manufacturing industries, protecting public and environmental health and worker safety, and providing food distribution and oversight for the United States Department of Agriculture’s school and community nutrition programs.