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
- 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
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.