Island Farms mechanical malfunction disrupting milk supply fixed

Island Farms mechanical malfunction disrupting milk supply fixed
A sign in the Belmont Market Thrifty Foods tells customers to expect milk shortages. Friday, Nov. 10, 2023.

Island Farms and Natrel milk has been missing from shelves for a few days due to a mechanical malfunction, but the company says the issue has been resolved and things should be getting back to normal soon.

Agropur, which owns Island Farms and Natrel, says the plant’s milk separator experienced a mechanical malfunction last week that meant production had to be stopped while the issue was fixed.

“As a result, the plant was unable to fulfill some of its deliveries of our Island Farms fluid milk products until processing capabilities could be restored,” Agropur said in a statement to CHEK News.

“We are happy to say that repairs were completed over the weekend and the plant has resumed both milk processing and product delivery.”

“Consumers should expect to see products on the shelves rather quickly if in fact those shelves aren’t fully stocked already.”

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