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Salmonella Found in Raw Milk Sample From New York Farm


Consumers are being warned not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from the Jerry Dell Farm at Freeville in Tompkins County, NY, because it could possibly be contaminated with Salmonella. According to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, no illnesses associated with the product have been reported. A routine sample of the milk… Continue Reading

Managing ‘Black Gold': Animal Manure and Antibiotic Resistance

Compost turner used for windrow churning. To avoid across contamination, compost turner was thoroughly washed by farm workers in between study treatments.

Many farmers refer to manure as “black gold” and rightly so because it adds nutrients to the soil, which helps crops grow and be more productive. In earlier times, before the advent of synthetic fertilizers, crop farmers would often buy a cow solely for the manure it would produce and use the manure for fertilizer…. Continue Reading

ID Raw Milk Dairy Back in Business After Being Linked to Eight Cases of Illness


Oct. 28 update: Natural Farm Fresh Dairy has restarted bottling. “We are pleased to be bottling again,” the dairy announced on its Facebook page on Monday. “All of our test results came back clean.” Deliveries were set to begin again on Tuesday, the company stated, with its raw milk back on store shelves by Wednesday. Previous Oct. 21 coverage… Continue Reading

Raw Milk Recalled in California for Campylobacter Contamination


Raw milk produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County, with a code date of OCT 24, is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones. The quarantine order followed the confirmed detection of Campylobacter bacteria in raw whole milk. No illnesses have been reported at… Continue Reading

Could the UK Chicken Price War be Adding to the Campylobacter Problem?


Some critics say that the health of British families is being put at risk because an ongoing retail “price war” on chicken is keeping investments from being made to help reduce Campylobacter contamination. Professor Chris Elliott, who conducted the British government’s inquiry into the 2013 horse meat scandal, says that U.K. chicken farms could limit the Campylobacter incidence by not “thinning”… Continue Reading

Federal Report on Antimicrobial Trends Gets Interactive Update


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released its 2012-2013 National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Integrated Report. The new collection of data on antimicrobial resistance patterns in bacteria isolated from humans, retail meats and animals at slaughter includes interactive graphs. NARMS is a partnership between FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and… Continue Reading

Collaboration is the Key to Solving Antibiotic Resistance



(The systematic literature review was conducted by members of a multidisciplinary research team at the Medical University of South Carolina. Authors are Bernadette P. Marriott, Ph.D.; Kristi Helke, D.V.M., Ph.D.; M.A. McCrackin, D.V.M., Ph.D.; Cassandra Salgado, M.D., M.S.; Ann Z. Poole, M.Ed., and Ashley Galloway, M.S., R.D. Their review was supported in full by Award… Continue Reading

TN Health Officials Say Two Cryptosporidiosis Cases Associated With Raw Milk


Officials with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) are investigating multiple gastrointestinal disease reports among people who say they consumed raw milk prior to their illness. Two people with cryptosporidiosis in the Chattanooga/Hamilton County region have been confirmed by the department. Both cases of illness are associated with consumption of raw milk from a dairy cow-share program…. Continue Reading

UK Retailer Sets Aggressive Targets for Campylobacter Reduction in Chicken


Tesco has made some of the strongest progress among U.K. retailers with regard to reducing Campylobacter levels in store-bought chicken — currently a major problem in the country, where 73 percent of chicken sold in stores is contaminated with the bacteria. Despite its progress, the company is making continued pledges to reduce Campylobacter rates and is now setting… Continue Reading

Claravale Farm Raw Goat Milk Linked to Three Campylobacteriosis Cases


Health officials in Orange County, CA, have confirmed three cases of campylobacteriosis infection associated with consumption of raw goat milk distributed by Claravale Farm of San Benito County, CA. All three patients are young children younger than 5. One patient was hospitalized, and all of them are expected to recover. The raw goat milk was… Continue Reading