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Raw milk, raw skim milk (non-fat) and raw cream produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County and with a code date of SEP 13 are the subjects of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones. The quarantine order followed the confirmed detection of campylobacter bacteria in raw cream. No illnesses have been reported at this time. Under the recall, Organic Pastures Dairy brand Grade A raw cream,…
Raw milk products produced by Organic Pastures of Fresno County have been released from a statewide quarantine that began May 10. CDFA imposed the quarantine in response to the detection of campylobacter bacteria, and notification from the California Department of Public Health of reported campylobacter food-borne illnesses in persons consuming Organic Pastures raw milk. CDPH also isolated Campylobacter jejuni from six samples of the dairy’s raw cream, one sample of raw butter and four samples…
Raw milk, raw skim milk (non-fat), raw cream and raw butter produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Whiteford. The quarantine order came following the confirmed detection of campylobacter bacteria in raw cream. Consumers are strongly urged to dispose of any Organic Pastures products of these types remaining in their refrigerators, and retailers are to pull those…
According to a press release form the Kansas State Department of Agriculture, since 2007; there have been three outbreaks of disease associated with consumption of raw milk in Kansas.  In October 2007, 68 people became ill due to consuming cheese made from raw milk at a Kansas community celebration. Laboratory tests confirmed the cause of this outbreak to be campylobacteriosis (see, About Campylobacter) an intestinal bacterial infection.  In a separate outbreak in 2007, unpasteurized…
The number of people who became sick with an intestinal infection after drinking raw milk from a Franklin County farm continues to rise. As of today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said 78 cases of campylobacter bacteria are connected to unpasteurized milk sold in mid-January by The Family Cow dairy in Chambersburg. The department says it is the largest foodborne outbreak related to raw milk in the state. Of the cases, 68 people were sickened…
The New York state departments of Health and Agriculture and Markets warned residents in Tompkins County and surrounding areas not to consume unpasteurized raw milk produced at Jerry Dell Farm, 39 Fall Creek Road, Freeville, because of possible bacterial contamination. In a press release Thursday, the Department of Health said two people who became ill after consuming raw milk from the farm tested positive for Campylobacter bacteria. According to the release, the bacterial infection can…
This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned people not to drink unpasteurized milk from South Carolina-based Tucker Adkins Dairy because it may be contaminated with Campylobacter. Three confirmed cases and five probable cases of campylobacteriosis infection in neighboring North Carolina have been linked to the farm’s raw milk. Federal law mandates that milk sold across states lines must be pasteurized to protect the public health. The raw milk associated with the outbreak…
Health authorities in Wyoming and Yuma County, AZ are reporting sharp increases in the number of Campylobacter infections and, in the case of Yuma County, possibly related increases of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Campylobacter is a common diarrheal infection that is caused by ingesting fecal bacteria, often from contaminated food or water but also from exposure to farm animals and certain pets. The illness “can be extremely unpleasant,” a Wyoming health official noted, but it can…
Laboratory test results show that the Campylobactor jejuni bacteria that caused diarrheal illness among 16 individuals who drank unpasteurized (raw) milk at a school event early this month in Raymond was the same bacteria strain found in unpasteurized milk produced at a local farm, according to officials from the Department of Health Services (DHS) and Western Racine County Health Department (WRCHD). A parent had supplied unpasteurized milk from the farm for the school event. Stool…
A study by researchers at the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute sought to answer that question. Their report, released in late April, identified the top 10 riskiest combinations of food and disease-causing organisms. The winner, or actually, the loser? A microorganism called campylobacter, which is linked with poultry and costs an estimated $1.3 billion a year in hospitalization and other medical costs. Poultry causes more food-borne disease than any other type of food, the…