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Weis announces milk recall


Weis Markets is announcing a recall of some of the store’s milk products.

The recall includes Weis Quality Milk (whole, 2 percent, 1 percent and skim milk) with a sell-by date of Dec. 5. Weis Markets’ 1 percent chocolate milk with a sell-by date of Dec. 2 has also been recalled.

A company spokesman released this statement:

“We discovered a one-day equipment failure that prevented us from accurately testing for a class of antibiotics known as Beta-Lactam. We have a stringent policy and do not accept milk when this class of antibiotics is present, since it may cause a reaction in people who are allergic to these antibiotics.

“When we discovered this issue, we immediately reported it to Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture who consulted with the FDA. As a result, we agreed to issue a voluntary recall as a precaution.”

Automated phone calls were made to customers who may have purchased the milk and they can return the milk to the store for a refund.

If shoppers have any questions, please contact the customer hotline at 866-999-9347.

There have not been any reported illnesses with the recall, according to Weis.



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