Published: 09:14, 17 July 2020
| Updated: 12:48, 17 July 2020
A dairy farm has been forced to ask customers to bin its milk after it was found to be contaminated with an unidentified germ.
Honeychild Manor Farm Dairy in St Mary In The Marsh, Romney Marsh, put out an urgent notice on its Facebook page yesterday.
It read: "Unfortunately we have had to stop selling our Raw Milk with immediate effect as of 16th July 2020 due to an unidentified pathogen found in the milk during a routine inspection by the Food Standards Agency.
"We would advise that everyone who has bought our milk this week discard it immediately.
"Although we are currently unable to sell our milk until we have identified the source of the problem, our produce vending machine will remain OPEN for all other items - WE ARE NOT CLOSED!!
"We thank you for your patience and co-operation at this time."
The company has stressed the fact that it continues to operate, noting that other parts of their business remain completely unaffected.
Earlier today, they wrote: "Although we are unable to sell our milk at the moment our vending machine shop will still be open for all of the delicious, fresh, local produce that you have come to know and love.
"We can’t survive without our customers so we hope that you will all still continue to support us as we try and rectify the issues with our fresh milk."
The latter post was concluded with the hashtags #smallbusiness and #weneedyou.