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State OKs raw milk dairy to resume sales; Brucella risk remains

Texas health officials agreed yesterday to allow a raw milk dairy to resume sales, but warned that the threat of antibiotic-resistant brucellosis infection remains for anyone who drank the dairy’s unpasteurized milk this summer. The strain of antibiotic-resistant Brucella (RB51) bacteria, isolated from a woman in a Texas hospital, is a genetic match for Brucella… Continue Reading

Texas raw milk Brucella contamination hits 7 states

Although it is against federal law to sell unpasteurized milk across state lines, the CDC and state health departments are investigating illnesses in at least seven states in relation to Brucella bacteria found in raw milk from a Texas dairy. One woman in Texas has been in the hospital for weeks with a lab-confirmed case… Continue Reading

CDC expands on Texas warning about Brucella in raw milk

A month after Texas public health officials urged raw milk drinkers and their doctors to be on the lookout for symptoms of Brucella infection, the federal government weighed in with its own advice. Anyone who drank unpasteurized, “raw” milk from the K-Bar Dairy in Paradise, TX, from June 1 through Aug. 7 is “at an… Continue Reading

Texas investigates brucellosis, warns against K-Bar raw milk

Texas officials say all raw milk and other unpasteurized products from K-Bar Dairy should not be consumed and should immediately be discarded because the dairy has been linked to an antibiotic-resistant strain of Brucella bacteria that has hospitalized at least one person. “At this time, it is uncertain how long Brucella (bacteria) may have been… Continue Reading

Brucella Warning on Three Brands of French Reblochon Cheese

The United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) is warning people who may have bought any of three particular brands of reblochon cheese in France to discard them, saying that French authorities have issued an alert about potential contamination with the bacteria that causes brucellosis. The cheeses, sold under the brand names of Le Campagnard, Gaston,… Continue Reading

No Raw Milk Link, No Brucellosis in Massachusetts

A Massachusetts resident who first tested positive for brucellosis has now been confirmed to not have the infection, according to an email from the assistant commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR). “While initial test results did show up positive, further, more specific and accurate testing by the CDC confirmed that the person… Continue Reading