Plainview milk products recalled over salmonella fears


A Plainview, Minn. dairy cooperative voluntarily recalled some of its products this week after some of its equipment as well as a "shake powder" manufactured by one of its customers using its ingredients tested positive for salmonella. News reports say no illnesses have been reported. According to Reuters:

The Plainview, Minnesota-based company is voluntarily recalling instant nonfat dried milk, whey protein, fruit stabilizers, and gums used as thickening agents that it produced over the past two years, although it said on Monday that none of its direct products had tested positive for Salmonella.

"Product safety is our first priority and none of the Plainview products that were tested by government agencies and our independent labs found any signs of product contamination. After the product cleared quality testing and left our facility it was blended with other ingredients and that's when contamination was found, but in situations like this it's in the public's best interest to be overly cautious," Plainview General Manager Dallas Moe said in a statement on Monday.

Plainview is about 20 miles northeast of Rochester.