June 15, 2024

Raw Farms Recalls Raw Cheddar Cheese For E. coli O157:H7

Raw Farms recalls raw Cheddar cheese for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. This cheese is linked to an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has sickened at least 10 people in four states, with four hospitalizations. The patients live in California, Utah, Colorado, and Texas. The voluntarily recalled products are cheese block older than batch 20231113-1 and shredded cheese older than batch 20240116. The recalled items are Raw Cheddar Cheese - Pound Block with barcode 835204000156 and item number 1075. Also recalled is Raw Cheddar Cheese - Half Pound Block with barcode 835204001177 and item number 1050. Finally, Raw Cheddar Cheese - Half Pound Shred is recalled. The barcode for that item is 1080. All are Raw Farms brand. On February 15, 2024, Raw Farm was contacted by the FDA and … [Read more...]

Michigan Raw Milk E. Coli Outbreak Sickens Two Children

An E. coli outbreak linked to raw milk has sickened at least two children in Michigan. The E. coli O157:H7 cases, which were reported in Oakland and Wayne counties, underscore the dangers of consuming unpasteurized dairy products, state health officials said. Laws governing the sale of raw milk vary from state to state. In Michigan, it is not legal to sell raw milk at the retail level, but it can by obtained through membership in a herd or cow share program, which are not inspected or regulated under Michigan dairy laws. “The public should be aware that raw milk and other unpasteurized dairy products have not been heat-treated and, therefore, pose a potentially serious risk to human health,” said Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive for Michigan Department of Health and Human … [Read more...]

Campylobacter E. coli Raw Milk Outbreak Ends With 12 Sick in Idaho

Idaho health officials believe a raw milk outbreak that began in early October has ended after sickening 12 people. Two people were hospitalized. Four people who drank raw milk from Natural Farm Fresh Dairy in Kuna developed E. coli O157: H7 infections and four people developed Campylobacter infections. Four others had symptoms consistent with food poisoning. The Campylobacter and E. coli cases, in Ada and Canyon counties, were reported by the Idaho Department of Health on October 20. No new illness have been reported in 10 days. The Idaho Department of Agriculture did not find bacteria in the milk it tested. However, milk it tested was not from the batch that made people sick.  Agriculture officials inspected the dairy Tuesday morning. The dairy, which suspended operations during … [Read more...]

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