Overnight tests revealed that around 2,000 cartons of milk that went out from the dairy this morning could pose a risk to Islanders’ health.
Anyone with a half-litre pack of semi-skimmed milk (the blue packs) with a sell-by date of 8 November has been warned not to drink it.
Jersey Dairy managing director Kevin Keen said they would offer refunds or exchanges to customers – but that the most important thing was that no one tried to drink the milk.
‘We ran overnight tests and found about 2,000 packs of semi-skimmed milk in half-litre packs had a high bacterial count and we are recalling them,’ said Mr Keen.
‘The count is much higher than it should be.
‘We do not want people to consume the product because it might make them ill.
We will exchange it.
‘The priority is people’s safety – that is the absolute priority.’ Public Health will investigate the problem – which Mr Keen said seemed to be confined to one storage tank – and a full statement will be released tomorrow.
The milk was packed yesterday and went out to stores and in deliveries this morning.