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Ag Commissioner advises consumers to check milk

February 27, 2006
from the Georgia Department of Agriculture

Atlanta -- Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is asking consumers to check their refrigerators for two kinds of milk sold at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club.

The commissioner’s request follows Wal-Mart’s announcement that it has pulled milk from its shelves after receiving complaints about it having a foul odor.

The two kinds of pulled milk are Great Value Brand Vitamin D Milk, gallon, 128 Fl Oz. and Great Value Reduced Fat 2% Milk, gallon, 128 Fl Oz. Both kinds have a “sell by” code of 07MAR with a manufacturing plant code of #13-300.

Codes are located on the shoulder of the plastic gallon container.

“This is a voluntary product withdrawal issued by Wal-Mart on Friday, February 24, for both Wal-Mart and Sam’s Clubs in the affected area – primarily middle Georgia and south Georgia,” said Commissioner Irvin. “I have instructed our sanitarians to check stores during normal daily activities for the implicated products," said Irvin.

“I applaud Wal-Mart for taking this prompt action to protect its customers. My staff has collected samples of the milk for testing to see if we can determine the cause of this.”