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Warning: Staph found in Stone Meadow Farm raw milk cheese

Pennsylvania officials are warning consumers who have purchased certain raw milk cheeses from Stone Meadow Farm to discard them immediately because samples from the dairy have tested positive for the bacteria Staphylococcus Aureus. Inspectors from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture collected samples at the dairy in Centre County on Dec. 12. The cheeses were made… Continue Reading

Federal investigation of raw milk farm expands to buying clubs

Miller’s Organic Farm is not having a good year. In March, it was associated with a raw milk Listeria outbreak involving one fatality. A judge then approved USDA’s request to inspect the farm, which led to requests for sales records. Now, Amish owner Amos Miller has been ordered back to court on Nov. 1 where he… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania restaurant inspection reveals faked food safety certificate

A Harrisburg, PA, restaurant recently inspected by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture was reportedly operating with a faked food safety certificate. According to a local media outlet, the May 9 inspection of Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet revealed a posted certificate from 2010 but dated Sept. 24, 2015. The certificate showed that the restaurant had someone… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Dairy Recalls Raw Milk Over Listeria

The Pennsylvania  Department of Agriculture has warned consumers to discard raw milk purchased at a dairy in the Northeastern area of the state. It says anyone who purchased raw milk from Gross Family Dairy in South Sterling, PA, located in Wayne County, should toss the product immediately due to the risk of Listeria. The department said… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Health Officials Seek Higher Restaurant Fines After Letter Grades Fail

The second-most populous county in Pennsylvania is planning to hike fines on restaurants that violate food safety regulations after local lawmakers refused to adopt the posting of letter grades. Officials with the Allegheny County Health Department in Pittsburgh are reportedly at work drafting the new plan and hope to start instituting higher fines and posting more public alerts… Continue Reading

Penn State Launches Pilot Food Safety Program for Farmers Market Vendors

Some farmers market vendors in Pennsylvania will be getting food safety training this summer courtesy of a new Penn State program. The pilot program in select cities across the state is directed at small-scale food processors and farmers. It includes a three-hour session that covers key food safety concepts, such as safe processing and preparation… Continue Reading

Raw Milk From Pennsylvania Dairy Tests Positive for Salmonella

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is warning the public not to consume raw milk from the Breezy Meadows Dairy in Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster County, PA, because of the risk of Salmonella contamination. Instead, consumers are being advised to discard it immediately. Raw (unpasteurized) milk collected April 7, 2015, during routine sampling by a commercial laboratory tested positive for the… Continue Reading

PA Consumers Told to Discard Raw Milk Due to Campylobacter Risk

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is warning consumers to immediately discard any raw milk they bought from Apple Valley Creamery in East Berlin, PA. Campylobacter contamination was found in a sample of the milk collected on Jan. 28, reports Fox43. Apple Valley Creamery sells directly to customers and through retailers in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin and… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Health Department: Discard Raw Milk From Greenfield Dairy

Raw milk from Greenfield Dairy near the central Pennsylvania town of Middleburg is likely contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and should be discarded immediately, state officials say. Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized. The Greenfield raw milk has not yet been associated with any illnesses. The dairy’s  milk collected for routine sampling by… Continue Reading

12 Cases of E. Coli Linked to Pittsburgh Restaurant

The Allegheny County Health Department has confirmed that 12 employees and customers of The Porch restaurant in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Oakland have been infected with E. coli O157:H7. Nine others have suggestive symptoms but could not be confirmed. Most of the people who got sick ate hamburgers, and laboratory tests for E. coli O157:H7 detected the bacteria on some samples of… Continue Reading