|Mark D. Witmer for
800-325-4270 / 612-542-4906
Terry Nagle or Lydia for Land 'O Lakes
KOHLER MIX SPECIALTIES INITIATES PRODUCT RECALL BECAUSE OF
POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK.
White Bear Lake, MN Feb, 2 - Kohler Mix
Specialties, Inc announced today that it is recalling single serve 2% milk in 10 ounce
paper cartons produced for Land O- Lakes. This product is distributed in only the
following states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska,
Illinois and Indiana. It is suspected that the product has the potential to be
contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and
sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with
weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms,
such as fever, headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, from Listeria
The following product is subject to the recall:
Land O' Lakes
10 oz (paper)
2% Reduced Fat Milk
Feb 10 & Feb 11
The code date can be found on the top seal
of the carton. This information is printed in black ink. The plant code of
"PLT 27-416" is also found on the top seal.
There has been no report of a serious illness
related to the product subject to the recall. Consumers are advised to NOT consume
this product and should return the item to the store or supplier where they purchased the
product for a refund. The product in question was produced at Kohler's White Bear
Lake, MN plant. Consumers can call Kohler Mix at 800-248-3447 or Land O' Lakes at
800-328-4155 for further information.
Officials from the Minnesota Department of
Agriculture have been advised of the situation and are working with Kohler Mix and its
customer to monitor the recall.
Kohler Mix Specialties, Inc. is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Michael Foods, Inc.