Prairie Farms Dairy - Response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
With all of the uncertainty in the marketplace around the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Prairie Farms wants to reassure our customers that we will continue to provide high-quality, safe, and nutritious dairy products. All of our manufacturing facilities are operating normally and will continue to deliver milk and dairy products to our retail and foodservice partners so they can keep shelves stocked with the products you love.
Preserving the quality and safety of milk begins on the farm and follows through to the refrigerator. All milk and dairy products must undergo multiple safety, quality, and sanitation tests and procedures on our farms, in transit, and at our processing plants to ensure their safety. In fact, dairy foods produced and processed in the United States are some of the most highly regulated and safest foods available to consumers. For example, the milk in your glass is tested up to 17 different times before it reaches you.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a rapidly changing and fluid situation and our safety team is following guidance from public health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as state and local governments. We hope you will take comfort in knowing that our dairy farm families and team members stand ready to do our part to help feed America during this unprecedented crisis. We are committed to keeping you informed and will provide updates as needed.