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Milk recall

Milk recall

Sun, July 13, 2014 - 12:10 AM

Thousands of cases of milk have been taken off the local market.

Main milk producer the Pine Hill Dairy has printed the details on what they say is a voluntary recall in an advertisement on page 23A in today’s SUNDAY SUN.

According to the advertisement, the Quality Assurance Team detected premature spoilage in several batches of milk which were on the market.

The recall affects five different kinds of milk and 12 separate batches produced between May 5 and June 19 this year, with best before dates ranging from November 2014 to February 2015.

Seven different batches of 250 ml full cream evaporated milk, with best before dates ranging from November 1 to December 16 have been recalled. One batch of 250 ml partly skimmed evaporated milk with a best before date of December 9 is also on the list.

Lovers of flavoured milk should also be on the lookout. Two batches of 200 ml flavoured milk in vanilla, one tutu frutti and one chocolate with best buy dates between February 7 and February 21, 2015. (YB)

Please read the full story in today’s SUNDAY SUN, or in the eNATION edition.

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Posted by Mac 10 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Would that recall also include the "fresh" milk that doesn't need to be refrigerated for up to 3months? Or the "fresh" milk that tastes completely different to real fresh milk. Just wondering!

if you could recall the high price of the real fresh milk, that'd be good too!!!

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Posted by Orange Peel 2 weeks, 4 days ago
"The Quality Assurance Team detected premature spoilage in several batches of milk which were on the market".

What caused the premature spoilage in the batches of the milk?

Doesn't the public deserve to know what caused this spoilage?

Why did it take the Pine Hill Dairy four days to recall the milk after it was reported to them since Monday?

Could it have taken the same "Quality Assurance Team " such a long time to investigate what was wrong with the milk, or did they need all that time to make a decision if to do the recall?

It is only in Barbados that there is such secrecy about things that affect the public and when they are made public, the information given is very vague, but yet it is supposed to be coming from a"Quality Assurance Team".
I do not know what quality is being mentioned here because it is outsiders that bring a lot of discrepancies to our attention which would otherwise have gone unnoticed or appear to be.

For example, the problem with the flour that was highlighted by St. Lucia and the environmental tax that was removed because Trinidad spoke out against it.
Why do we have a BNSI?
Why don't the BNSI seek to find out from Pine Hill Dairy what was causing the "premature spoilage " in all those varying batches of milk?

Do we have to wait until Trinidad or St Lucia demand to know what caused the spoilage for us to find out?

The public of Barbados deserve to know what caused the spoilage, because they are or (were) the consumers, and I am sure that lots of that milk would have already been consumed by the public since the recall was very tardy.

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