Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Darigold Resumes Shipping Milk, In and Out of Idaho, Following 30-Hour Shutdown

Posted By on Tue, May 6, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Officials at Darigold Dairy say everything is fine following a 30-hour shutdown at its Boise facility earlier this month.

"It's completely over and a done deal," Steve Rowe, Darigold Vice President of Corporate Affairs told Boise Weekly. "Everything's fine. The important point to be made here is that there was never any food at risk."

A routine inspection had discovered some mold in the facility linked to ventilation issue.

"Yes, that's an infrequent, but minor issue," said Rowe. "But the public should know that Darigold went beyond what was required of us."

In fact, Darigold operators at the Boise facility shut down the plant, stopped taking in milk from the region's dairies and stopped shipping out any product and re-cleaned the facility.

"The issue didn't have to come to our (Seattle) corporate office for us to ponder. This is the way our Idaho employees are wired. They confirmed all of the product was good and safe while we cleaned the plant," said Rowe.

Following the 30-hour shutdown, the Boise facility was reinspected and deliveries, in and out of state, resumed on May 2.

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