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Monday, December 9, 2013

Milk Recalled Due To Possible Antibiotic Residue

Weis Markets recalled their Weis Quality Milk (Regular Whole, 2%, 1% and Skim) with a sell by date of 12/5 and Weis Quality 1% Chocolate Milk with a sell by date of 12/2 because of possible antibiotic residue

More Information from Weis: 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. On Friday night, as part of this voluntary recall, we contacted our customers who may have purchased the product and provided them with directions on how to obtain a refund or contact customer service if they have any questions. This recall affects Weis Quality Milk (Regular Whole, 2%, 1% and Skim) with a sell by date of December 5th and Weis Quality 1% Chocolate Milk with a sell by date of December 2. No other sell by dates are a part of this recall. We stand by the high quality products we sell and are confident the milk sold was indeed a safe, high quality product. However, given this technical problem with our testing system, we felt it necessary to inform our customers. Our customer service hotline (866-999-9347) is open on this weekend from 7 AM to 9 PM.


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