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Local health unit recalls milk: Illness reported from milk sold at Powassan store

May 20, 2006
The North Bay Nugget
POWASSAN — Customers of the Kwik-way Variety Store at 497 Main St. have been advised by health officials not to drink bagged milk purchased between May 13 and 18.
Dr. Catherine Whiting, medical officer of health, issued the localized food recall Friday afternoon.
“This precautionary recall is due to reported cases of illness which may be related to the consumption of milk products sold from this location,”
stated a North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit media release.


Only bagged milk products from the Powassan Kwik-way are part of the recall, with consumers advised by the health unit to dispose of unopened bags.
REIMBURSE CUSTOMERS
A person who answered the telephone at the store Friday, however, said it will reimburse customers upon return of the product.
Customers who have consumed the milk may have experienced a bad chemical taste and have symptoms of nausea or vomiting, the release stated.
Those who have felt ill should contact the health unit and provide a sample of the milk in its original container.
Milk products seized from this location are being tested by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to determine the contaminant, while health inspectors investigate how it happened.
It is suspected the milk was contaminated somehow during storage, according to the health unit media release.
For more information call 474-1400 or 1-800-563-2808.