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Natrel milk recall a precaution, says Agropur

10/20/2014 12:44 EDT | Updated 12/20/2014 05:59 EST
Natrel’s parent company Agropur Dairy insists it has taken care of its spoiled milk problem.

Spokesman Marc Labelle said the spoiled milk recall over the weekend is just a second measure to make sure the problem is resolved once and for all.

"It’s all part of the same problem at the plant, but after that second note we took some precautionary actions that were much more severe to make sure we don’t have that problem in the future," Labelle said.

CFIA recalls milk

Over the weekend,the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall of Natrel milk products made by Agropur due to spoilage.

The CFIA says the Natrel milk products are being sold in Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

The products are various formats of skim, one per cent, two per cent and homogenized milk, as well as several products from its line of organic milk.

The expiration dates for the recalled milk range from Oct. 23 to 31.

Natrel milk was also recalled at the beginning of September, affecting milk with expiry dates between Sept. 18 and Oct. 3.

Labelle told CBC News in September that the spoiled milk was caused by "tiny cracks" in the Quebec City facility’s pasteurizing equipment.

Consumers who purchased milk that spoiled before the expiry date are being told to return the product to the point of sale or contact Agropur directly for a refund.

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