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Researchers warn against raw milk, cheese after testing dairies

Research recently published by scientists in The Netherlands shows that E. coli and Campylobacter bacteria are so common on goat and sheep dairy farms that pasteurization is necessary to prevent contamination of raw milk and products made with it. The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority joined forces… Continue Reading

Pasteurized goat milk, cheese ruled out as E. coli source

An E. coli outbreak traced to a Connecticut goat dairy is not linked to milk, cheese, soap or other products produced there, state officials said Wednesday. Additional victims are still being identified in the outbreak, though, with 41 people confirmed to have been sickened by the outbreak strain of E. coli O157. The majority of… Continue Reading

Farm recalls goat milk because of improper pasteurization

An Ohio farm is recalling goat milk with a March 13 date code because it was not properly pasteurized and may contain pathogens. Paint Valley Farms of Beach City, OH, has voluntarily recalled about 115 gallons of its goat milk that were distributed in one-quart plastic bottles, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. “The… Continue Reading

Raw Goat Milk Recalled in Washington for E. Coli

A Washington state dairy, the Laughing Goat, is recalling its Grade A raw goat milk due to potential E. coli contamination. The recalled milk was sold in pint, quart, and half-gallon plastic containers with green caps bearing best-by dates between Feb. 11 and Feb. 19. The milk was sold at retail locations in Washington’s Thurston,… Continue Reading

E. Coli Found in Raw Milk from NY Dairy

A farm in upstate New York has been prohibited from selling its raw milk after a sample of the product tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. New York State Agricultural Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine warned consumers Tuesday not to consume unpasteurized milk from Castle Farms of Irving, NY – located in Chautauqua County – because… Continue Reading

Dairy-Related Outbreaks, Illnesses, Recalls: 2010 to Present

In February of this year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study which found that raw milk is 150 times more likely than pasteurized milk to sicken those who drink it. The study took into account all dairy-related outbreaks between 1993 and 2006. Since that time, a number of outbreaks linked… Continue Reading

California Orders Recall of Claravale Farm Raw Milk

Lab tests have confirmed the presence of Campylobacter bacteria in raw cream from Claravale Farm in California, according to state officials who have quarantined and issued a statewide recall notice for all the raw milk, raw nonfat milk and raw cream produced by the San Benito County dairy. “Consumers are strongly urged to discard any… Continue Reading

California Still Investigating Claravale Farm Raw Milk

Health officials in the Golden State say an investigation into a Campylobacter outbreak associated with raw milk from Claravale Farm is continuing, but is not over. “The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is conducting an epidemiologic investigation, ” according to a statement.   “CDPH cannot provide any other details until the investigation is completed.”… Continue Reading