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This Chocolate Milk Was Just Recalled for Foodborne Illness Concerns, Says FDA

An advisory states: "Product was not effectively pasteurized."

Lots of kids and adults can agree that there's just nothing quite like the taste of chocolate milk (in fact, even some pro athletes fuel up on it). Unfortunately, for consumers in nine states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised that one chocolate milk brand is on recall this week. If it's in your fridge, here's what you should know.

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The basics on the chocolate milk recall:

Courtesy of Green Field Farms website

On Monday, the FDA published an announcement that Ohio-based Green Field Farms Dairy had issued a voluntary recall of 1,242 containers of their Whole Chocolate Milk product.

This was after an Ohio Department of Agriculture laboratory analysis revealed that the product hadn't been effectively pasteurized—a production error that could potentially lead to foodborne illness. (When they published the recall announcement, Green Field Farms Dairy stated that no illnesses had been reported to date.)

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How to know if the Green Field Farms chocolate milk recall affects you:


The company advised that states where this chocolate milk recall is in effect are the following: Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, as well as Washington D.C.

They said the chocolate milk was distributed in these states from September 7 through September 16 and bears an expiration date of September 29, 2o21.

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Here's what to do if you purchased the affected Green Field Farms chocolate milk:


The company says: "[…I]ndividuals exhibiting signs or symptoms of foodborne illness after consuming Green Field Farms Whole Chocolate Milk with an expiration date of September 29th should contact a physician immediately.

"If you have purchased this product, please return to the place of purchase to receive a refund. Consumers with questions may call 330-263-0248."

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Krissy Gasbarre
Krissy is a senior news editor at Eat This, Not That!, managing morning and weekend news related to nutrition, wellness, restaurants and groceries (with a focus on beverages), and more. Read more about Krissy