The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) today announced a recall of “raw milk, raw nonfat milk and raw cream produced by Claravale Farm of San Benito County.”
The action was based on results of testing that revealed the presence of Campylobacter bacteria in the company’s raw cream.
The CDFA states that”consumers are strongly urged to dispose of any product remaining in their refrigerators with code dates of “MAR 27” and earlier, and retailers are to pull those products immediately from their shelves.”
The farm had ceased distribution of its products last Monday, March 19, after CDFA “made a preliminary positive finding of campylobacter in raw cream.”
While no illness have been definitively linked to the raw milk, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is “currently conducting an epidemiological investigation of reported clusters of campylobacter illness where consumption of raw milk products may have occurred.”