February 27, 2024

Conoco View Dairy Raw Milk Campylobacter Outbreak in PA

A Conoco View Dairy raw milk Campylobacter outbreak in Pennsylvania has sickened at least 11 people, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Officials are warning consumers to immediately discard all of this milk. The Department ran tests after 11 reports of illness in December 2023 and January 2024 were received. Campylobacter contamination was confirmed in the dairy's products. The press release states that, "While the source of the bacteria is clear, every specific production date could not be pinpointed. All products, including those in consumers' freezers, should be discarded." The press release mentions eight several different counties where the milk was sold or dropped off at different points in the memo. The quotes are: "raw milk sold in Cumberland, … [Read more...]

Pennsylvania Sues Farmer Amos Miller For Illegal Raw Milk Sales

The state of Pennsylvania sues farmer Amos Miller to stop the illegal distribution of raw milk and other products, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry and the state's Department of Agriculture. The complaint is against Miller's Organic farm, its owners, and related businesses. Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture searched the farm after two people were sickened with E. coli infections after allegedly consuming eggnog made with raw milk from that facility. The lawsuit was filed after "years of attempts by state and federal officials to bring the farm into compliance with the law," according to the Attorney General. The complaint outlines violations of Pennsylvania’s Milk Sanitation Law, Food Safety Act, Retail Food Facility … [Read more...]

PA Ag Department Searches Amos Miller Farm After illnesses

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has searched the Amos Miller farm in Upper Leacock Township after illnesses were reported when people allegedly consumed raw dairy products from that facility, according to news reports. The search took place on Thursday, January 4, 2023. Mr. Miller has been in litigation with the federal government for years because of alleged violations in food safety guidelines and food and meat inspection. Last year a consent decree was filed against the farm for allegedly avoiding USDA inspections and selling uninspected, misbranded meat. At that time the company was permanently enjoined, and, "Miller’s acknowledges that it has violated the injunction and agrees to pay fines for denying access to inspectors, and will either adhere to procedures for … [Read more...]

Raw Farm Salmonella Outbreak Spreads to Orange County

The Raw Farm Salmonella outbreak that has sickened nine people in San Diego County has now sickened seven people in Orange County, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. Those sickened consumed raw milk from that dairy. Raw Farm LLC, which is located in Fresno, has recalled their raw milk and raw cream products. All of the patients got sick within the last month. The patient age range is from one to 20 years. Orange County Health Care Agency is investigating this outbreak with the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Food and Agriculture. They are also contacting stores in the county where these products may be sold to make sure they are not available for purchase. Raw milk is an unpasteurized dairy product that has not gone through … [Read more...]

Raw Farm Recalls Raw Milk and Cream For Salmonella in CA

Raw Farm recalls raw milk and cream for Salmonella contamination in California. These products are linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least nine people in San Diego County and seven people in Orange County. All fluid raw whole milk and raw heavy cream are included in this recall. The recalling firm is Raw Farm LLC of Fresno, California. The best by dates for these products range from 10/11/2023 to 11/6/2023. They were sold in California. UPDATE: the retail distribution list for this raw milk has been posted by the California Department of Public Health. The list includes these venues: Bristol Farms, Clark’s Nutrition, Elliott’s Natural Foods, Erewhon Market, Frazier Farms Market, Jimbo’s, Lassen’s Natural Foods, Lazy Acres, Lunardi’s, Mother’s Market, Nugget … [Read more...]

Utah Natural Meat and Milk Source of Campylobacter Outbreak

Utah Natural Meat and Milk has been identified as the source of the Campylobacter outbreak in that state that has sickened at least 14 people, according to news reports. The Utah Department of Health and Human Services and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food said that the pathogen came from that dairy that is located in West Jordan. According to the Salt Lake County Health Department, one patient was hospitalized but is recovering at home. The patient age range is from 2 to 73 years. At least 12 of those who are sick told public health officials that they drank raw milk purchased at that dairy before they started experiencing symptoms. And testing found Campylobacter bacteria in that dairy's raw milk that is the same genetic strain as the bacteria that made people … [Read more...]

Provider Farms Raw Milk Campylobacter Outbreak in Idaho

A Provider Farms raw milk Campylobacter outbreak in Idaho has sickened five people in Ada County, according to the Central District Health office. Three of those five people have tested positive for campylobacteriosis, a bacterial infection. They reported drinking raw milk that was produced by Provider Farms in Mountain Home before they got sick. There is no mention about whether or not any of these patients have been hospitalized. The outbreak was identified on September 20, 2023, when those patients were diagnosed. Officials from the Central Health District are collaborating with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare on the investigation into this outbreak. Public health officials are interviewing patients and are collecting … [Read more...]

Raw Farm Milk Salmonella Outbreak Sickens Nine in California

A Raw Farm milk Salmonella outbreak has sickened at least nine people in San Diego County, California, according to the County of San Diego health officials. The illnesses are linked to unpasteurized milk products produced by Raw Farm LLC, which is located in Fresno, California. The outbreak began in late September 2023. The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency is urging anyone who may have recently purchased Raw Farm LLC raw milk or products made from raw milk to throw it away. The patient age range is from one to 41 years old. All consumed Raw Farm LLC raw milk or milk products the week before they got sick. Three of the nine patients have been hospitalized because they are so sick. All of those hospitalized are children. Dr. Seema Shah, medical director of … [Read more...]

Sunset View Creamery Raw Milk Recalled in NY For Campylobacter

Sunset View Creamery raw milk is being recalled in New York for possible Campylobacter contamination. Inspectors for the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets collected a sample of the unpasteurized milk and tests showed that it was contaminated with Campylobacter bacteria. Sunset View Creamery is located at 4970 County Road 14 in Odessa, which is in Schuyler County in New York state. The producer was notified of a preliminary positive test result on September 12, 2023. More laboratory testing that was completed on September 18, 2023 confirmed the presence of the pathogen in the raw milk sample. The producer cannot sell raw milk until more sampling indicates that the product is free of the harmful bacteria. Raw milk does not provide the protection of … [Read more...]

Listeria in Remembrance Farm Raw Milk Prompts Recall

Listeria in Remembrance Farm raw milk in Tompkins County, New York has prompted a recall, according to the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets. That farm is located at 6294 Searsburg Road in Trumansburg. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this unpasteurized milk. The recall notice did not state the sizes of containers, or the dates that the milk was sold. A sample of the milk that was collected by an inspector from the Department was found to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The producer was notified of a preliminary positive test result on August 11, 2023. Further lab testing, that was completed on August 15, 2023, confirmed the presence of the pathogen in the raw milk sample. The farm is now prohibited from selling … [Read more...]

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