Recall of partially skimmed milk due to abnormal taste, the affected batch

A new recall of food products in Italian supermarkets was issued by the Ministry of Health which once again communicated the withdrawal of some lots from the shelves. What is affected, in this case, is a well-known brand of milk sold in the Esselunga supermarkets from all over Italy which, due to some anomalies, must be returned as soon as possible to the point of sale where it was purchased.

Milk withdrawn from Esselunga shelves

Included in the warning published on the Ministry website and also shared by the official Esselunga channels is the Pavilat milk in its version of partially skimmed fresh pasteurized milk. As mentioned, the recall was caused by some anomalies in the taste of the milk, in fact the reasons for the recall clearly read “anomalous taste”.

What to do? The warning is not to consume the product and to return it to the point of sale where it was purchased and contact the “courtesy service” as indicated in the recall note.

Specifically, reference is made to Pavilat milk in 500ml and 1L PET bottles produced by Soresina Dairy SOC. COOP. Agricola in Via dei Mille di Soresina, in the province of Cremona, whose identification mark is IT 03 171 CE.

But from Latteria Soresina two other products, also sold by Esselunga, are at risk. The reason is always the same, that “anomalous taste” which could lead to much more serious consequences for consumers, with the same sales volume in 500ml and 1 liter PET bottles.

What changes is the company name in which the product is marketed, as it is produced for Esselunga SpA of Via Giambologna, n. 1. from Limito di Pioltello (in the province of Milan) in its version of high quality whole pasteurized fresh milk and partially skimmed pasteurized fresh milk.

All with expiry date 9 May 2024 and with the same identification mark, IT 03 171 CE as that of Pavilat mentioned previously, also in this case they must be returned to the point of sale where they were purchased, in addition to the invitation not to consume them and to contact the “courtesy service”.

The abnormal tasteit must be specified, can depend on numerous factors such as the acidity of the milk which, if above or below the expected average pH values ​​(6.7) could be subject to impurities due to bacterial problems that may be contained in the product itself.

Food safety first

As mentioned, food safety is put first by the Ministry of Health which monitors as best it can the quality of products sold in supermarkets. Specifically, this mechanism is possible thanks to food sector operators (FBOs) who have the obligation to inform their customers of the non-conformity found in the foods they place on the market and to withdraw a product from the market.

In addition to the recall, if the product has already been sold to the consumer, the FBO must carry out the recall, i.e. it must inform consumers about the products at risk, also through signage to be placed in the points of sale, and publish the recall in the specific area of ​​the portal of the Ministry of Health.