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Food Lion Recalls Store-Brand Milk

Posted September 28, 2007 12:05 p.m. EDT
Updated September 28, 2007 1:10 p.m. EDT

— Food Lion has recalled some of its store-brand milk because of concerns that it might spoil prematurely.

"This does not appear to be a food safety issue, but rather a quality one," company spokeswoman Kimberly Blackburn said in a statement, noting customer complaints prompted the action.

All of the affected containers had been pulled from store shelves by Friday, Blackburn said.

The affected products are quart-sized and have expiration dates of Nov. 3, Nov. 4, Nov. 9 or Nov. 10. They bear the following labels:

  • Food Lion quart milk HVD, bearing UPC code 3582600306 and item number 64286-8
  • Food Lion quart 2% milk, bearing UPC code 3582602434 and item number 64287-6
  • Food Lion quart skim milk bearing UPC code 2582604059 and item number 64289-2

Customers who purchased any of the products can return them to any Food Lion store for a full refund, Blackburn said.

The company is working with its supplier to determine why the milk was spoiling, she said.