The State Milk Board, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, announced Friday that Ozark Mountain Creamery of Mountain Grove is voluntarily recalling some of its cream from the marketplace.
Test results received June 21 were positive for high residual phosphatase. High levels of residual phosphatase may indicate potentially unpasteurized or improperly pasteurized milk, which can contain harmful pathogens.
The sample was collected June 7 during a randomly scheduled, routine inspection and tested in the St. Louis County Health Department Laboratory.
The 90 gallons of recalled cream is packaged in one-half gallon, glass bottles and marked with the code “6/28.”
An additional 57 gallons of cream packaged in one-half gallon, glass bottles and marked with the code “7/05” is being voluntarily withdrawn pending further testing.
No other dairy products from Ozark Mountain Creamery are involved at this time.
The cream may have been sold at Foods For Health in Rolla, among several other businesses in Missouri.
The Missouri State Milk Board continues to review the company’s records to determine when consumers may have purchased the product. Anyone who has purchased the cream may return the unused portion to the store from which they purchased the product.