July 16, 2024

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pot ‘O Gold Dairy Raw Milk in Bear Lake, PA

A Salmonella outbreak has been linked to raw milk from Pot ‘O Gold Dairy Specialties in Bear Lake, Warren County. That dairy is located in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State Department of Agriculture released information about the outbreak late yesterday.

Pot 'O Old Dairy Raw Milk Salmonella Outbreak

So far, nine cases of Salmonella food poisoning have been diagnosed and confirmed. The press release did not state the ages of the patients, whether or not anyone has been hospitalized, or the illness onset dates.

The raw whole milk was sold in glass half gallon containers with the Pot ‘O Gold label at 16 stores in these counties: Erie, Crawford, McKean, Warren, and Venango. The milk that was sold from September 10, 2018 to the present is part of this recall.

The milk was sold at these Crawford County facilities: Buck and Kathy in Titusville, D&J Bakery in Cambridge Springs, MIller’s Country Store in Cochranton.It was sold there locations in Erie County: Corry Lumber in Corry, Duran’s Farm Fresh Products in Waterford, Edinboro Market in Edinburg, Orton’s Fruit Market in North East, and Sander’s Market in Corry. The raw whole milk was sold at Circle K Feeds in Kane in McKean County, and at Farmer’s Daughter’s Country Market in Venango County. Finally, in Warren County, it was sold at Kondak’s Markert in Clarendon, Lottsville Miling in Lottsville, Scandia General Store in Scandia, Shell Service Center in Warren, Town and Country Store in Sugar Grove, and Youngsville Hardware in Youngsville.

Attorney Fred Pritzker

Lawyer Fred Pritzker, who has represented clients sickened with Salmonella infections, said, “Even when you recover from this infection, there is still a risk you will develop a serious health complication in the future.”┬áCall 1-888-377-8900 for help.

Food safety attorney Fred Pritzker, who has represented many clients sickened by raw milk, said, “This product has unfortunately caused many illnesses in the past few years. While not everyone who drinks raw milk will get sick, the risk is real.”

The symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning include fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pains and cramps, and diarrhea that may be bloody. Young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and those with chronic illnesses are more likely to suffer serious complications from this infection.

If you purchased this raw whole milk from Pot ‘O Gold Dairy Specialties in Pennsylvania, don’t drink it or use it for cooking. Throw it away or take it back to the place of purchase for a refund. If you choose to pour it down the drain, sanitize your sink with a mild bleach solution.

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