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Three major brands of milk have been recalled because of the potential presence of “harmful extraneous material,” the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced in a press release Thursday.
Cpl. Tammy Douglas says the RCMP has received complaints over the past few weeks from Vancouver Island about the milk products.
Douglas says the Mounties' investigation is in its early stages and it's not clear whether the presence of harmful material is accidental or criminal.
She says the RCMP are working with the federal food inspection agency and the company to review the complaints.
The recall, by Quebec-based Agropur Cooperative, involves milk products from Island Farms, Lucerne and Natrel brand products.
“Consumers should not consume the recalled products…” the food agency said.
The affected product includes skimmed, 1%, 2%, homo and chocolate milk with best-before dates up to and including July 3, 2017.
The food inspection agency advises that consumers search for the affected milk products, and either throw them out or return them to the store where they were purchased.
The recall was triggered by the company, Agropur.
The food inspection agency is currently conducting a food safety investigation, which could lead to the recall of other products, it said.
There have been no reported illnesses.
—with files from Canadian Press