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Beach Beat: FSN à la ‘Night Gallery’ with a side of E. coli


Pondering the news from this week’s food safety beat, I found myself perplexed, paranoid and peeved. A terrifying trio of unrelated stories was begging for a beach beating. I was passionate enough to think I would not need to court the muse. Three hours later, nothing worth reading had crossed my keyboard. The “Pathogens’ Field… Continue Reading

Raw milk producer says state’s testing method is the problem

The owner of a California organic dairy is working with state officials to find the source of Salmonella that has twice this month caused recalls of his raw milk, even though he believes the state’s test results are not indicative of the safety of his unpasteurized dairy products. The 500-cow operation, Organic Pastures Dairy Co. in… Continue Reading

Recall and quarantine targeted at Organic Pastures raw milk products — again

For the second time this month, Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno, CA, is recalling raw milk products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Late Monday, California State Veterinarian Annette Jones announced that raw milk and cream produced by Organic Pastures with a code date of June 1, 2016, is the subject of a statewide… Continue Reading

Salmonella in Organic Pastures raw cream spurs another recall

Organic Pastures Dairy Co. of Fresno, CA, is again recalling its raw milk products because of contamination with pathogens. This time California inspectors found Salmonella bacteria in the company’s raw cream. No illnesses had been linked to the unpasteurized, raw cream as of the posting of the May 9 recall notice by the California Department… Continue Reading

State says Organic Pastures raw milk caused outbreak

California officials say a January E. coli outbreak was caused by unpasteurized raw milk from Organic Pastures Dairy Co. because laboratory analysis shows the victims’ infections match a “very unusual” type of E. coli found at the dairy and in its products. Ten people, mostly children, are confirmed to have been infected with the outbreak… Continue Reading

More E. coli victims identified in California raw milk outbreak

California officials say the case count in the E. coli outbreak linked to unpasteurized raw milk from an organic dairy in Fresno is increasing, but they aren’t saying much else. As of Monday, 10 people have been confirmed with “closely related strains of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli O157:H7,” according to a spokesman for the California… Continue Reading

Patient count increases in E. coli outbreak linked to organic raw milk; dairyman says California’s outbreak data is ‘garbage’

State officials added two more people to the list of patients in an E. coli outbreak in California linked to raw milk from Organic Pastures Dairy Co., but the dairy operator says the state’s data is “garbage.” Of the eight people confirmed with the “unique strain of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli O157,” two developed hemolytic… Continue Reading

Six kids sickened in outbreak linked to Organic Pastures raw milk

Four of six California children in a confirmed E. coli outbreak cluster drank unpasteurized raw milk from Organic Pastures Dairy Co. before becoming ill in January, state officials said Monday. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported lab tests show all six children had the same unique strain of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli O157…. Continue Reading