Atlanta, GA - Today, the Georgia Department of Agriculture announced that Rock House Creamery, based out of Newborn, GA, has issued a voluntary recall for whole milk and buttermilk effective September 18, 2023. The affected products were distributed to Madison, Mansfield, Athens, Atlanta, and Milledgeville retailers. All stores have been notified, and products have been removed from retail shelves to protect public health. Consumers are strongly urged to dispose of any product remaining in their refrigerators. Affected products include:
- Rock House Creamery whole milk with best buy dates of 9/10/2023, 9/17/2023, 9/20/2023, 9/24/2023, and 10/01/2023.
- Rock House Creamery buttermilk with a best buy date of 10/02/2023.
“The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety professionals work overtime to ensure the safety and security of our state’s food supply, and we’re grateful our team quickly identified and took action to correct this issue,” said Agriculture Commissioner Tyler Harper. “Rock House Creamery has issued a voluntary recall, and we’ll continue to work with them to ensure all affected products are removed from retail shelves and properly disposed of.”
During a routine inspection conducted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture on September 13, 2023, pasteurization records were found incomplete for select lots in September. Since these pasteurization charts are the primary record of pasteurization, Rock House Creamery is performing a voluntary recall.
Drinking raw milk that has not undergone pasteurization to kill disease-causing germs can lead to serious illness.
There have been no illnesses reported to date. Rock House Creamery has identified the cause of the issue, and corrective actions have been taken to resolve the matter.
Consumers with questions may contact Brad Kelly at Rock House Creamery (770) 385-1187.
To view a comprehensive list of food and feed recalls affecting Georgia, please visit https://www.agr.georgia.gov/recalls. The website will provide the most up-to-date information if this recall expands or additional information becomes available. Also, follow the GDA on Twitter @GDAFoodSafety for recall alerts and food safety tips.###