The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets today alerted consumers that Pasteurized Creamline chocolate milk produced by Stoltzfus Family Dairy at 6300 Skinner Road in Vernon Center is being voluntarily recalled due to improper pasteurization, according to a news release.

Proper pasteurization heats milk to effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this product.

The recalled chocolate milk was distributed in Oneida, Madison, Herkimer, Hamilton, Oswego, Cortland, Onondaga, Fulton, Otsego, Chenango, Yates, Cayuga and Seneca Counties.

The product was sold under the name Stoltzfus Family Dairy. The product was packaged in plastic 12-ounce, quart, half-gallon and gallon containers bearing the container codes of: 8-16-18 and 8-24-18.

Routine inspection conducted revealed that these lots of product were improperly pasteurized. Consumers with questions about this product should contact Vern Stoltzfus at 315-796-9264.