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Milk products recalled in Ont. over glass hazard

The public is being warned not to consume certain Organic Meadow and Farm Boy milk products because they may contain glass fragments.

Production line will be back on when machinery fixed, milk company says

Farm Boy and Organic Meadow milk products have been pulled from grocery store shelves after customers complained of finding chunks of glass in their milk. (CBC)

The public is being warned not to consume certain Organic Meadow and Farm Boy milk products because they may contain glass fragments.

The affected products are sold in Ontario in 946 millilitre glass bottles with a best before date of April 17.

They include partly skimmed, two per cent, one per cent, whole, unhomogenized and chocolate milk products.

The milk is bottled at a farm in Russell, Ont., southeast of Ottawa.

Kevin Cochrane's family has run the dairy operation for 70 years, but on Thursday the Cochrane's Dairy production line was at a standstill.

Two investigators with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency were inside Cochrane's barn trying to figure out what happened.

"All I can say is we're trying to find the problem. And soon as we find the problem we'll correct it," said Cochrane.

Several customers called in complaining they found chunks of glass in their milk.

Now the phone's ringing off the hook, and the company admits its equipment is quite old.

"It's unfortunate … [it's the] first time in 60-some years. It is frustrating," said Cochrane.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the recall, which is being monitored by the CFIA.

More than 6,000 bottles of milk from Cochrane's Dairy has been pulled off grocery store shelves.

The milk company says it will turn the production line back on once they've fixed the machinery. And customers can get their money back by returning the unused milk where they bought it.

For a complete list of the products and more information about the recall, visit the CFIA website at inspection.gc.ca and click on the alert near the top of the page.