SDDA advises consumers that raw milk purchased from that farm may contain Campylobacter, a bacteria that can cause serious illness and infection. Symptoms of a Campylobacter infection include diarrhea that can be bloody, nausea, lethargy, and vomiting, and can lead to complications such as Guillain-Barré Syndrome that can cause paralysis.
The milk was sold at a retail outlet in Spearfish, Black Hills Farmers Market at Founder’s Park in Rapid City, and other locations in the Black Hills. If you purchased this milk, discard it or return it to the place of purchase. Pasteurized milk that is properly handled, bottled, sealed, and refrigerated, is very unlikely to contain disease-causing bacteria. Raw milk sales in South Dakota are legal with a permit.