BISMARCK, N.D. — Cass-Clay of Fargo is recalling certain gallon jugs of 1% low fat milk after determining that sanitizer was inadvertently introduced to the milk during production.
The state Department of Agriculture said it is investigating the matter.
The milk was distributed to grocery stores throughout North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. People who drink it could have “temporary and limited burning sensations,” the company said in a statement.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily recalling this product and have asked grocery stores to remove (it) from shelves,” the company said.
The sanitizing agent is used to sterilize and clean equipment. State officials said people who drank the affected milk are advised to seek medical care and make a report to the agriculture department at 701-328-4767 or 701-328-4754.
The affected milk comes in a gallon jug with a green label, has a “best by” date of 3/19 and a time stamp between 16:30 and 17:30. The information is on the back of the jug, above the nutrition facts label. Consumers who bought the milk can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Milk with other time codes and “best by” dates is not affected, the company said. Agriculture department inspectors are doing a more in-depth investigation to confirm that, and to ensure corrective measures are in place at the Fargo plant.
Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-800-726-6455.