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Food regulators seize adulterated milk products for food safety violations

November 30, 2016: From FoodSafetyNews and YahooNews:

"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service seized more than 4 million pounds of product produced by Valley Milk Products LLC (Valley Milk) of Strasburg, Virginia. The company is owned by the Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association Inc. in Reston, Virginia. The seized products include dry nonfat milk powder and buttermilk powder packaged in 40- and 50-pound bags for further manufacturing and are worth nearly $4 million."
"FDA examined Valley Milk’s records during last September’s inspection and found company salmonella testing had turned up positive results in both internal environmental and finished product samples. Inspectors also found residues on processng equipment after cleaning and condensation from the ceiling falling on the food manufacturing equipment." The facility is not currently producing dry milk. It has a capacity for 200 million pounds per year.

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