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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

E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Pittsburgh Restaurant

Five cases of E. coli infection appear to be linked to a restaurant in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Oakland, according to Allegheny County health officials. Since the beginning of October, four people have been hospitalized and diagnosed with E .coli O157:H7. At least some are customers or employees of The Porch, located at 221 Schenley… Continue Reading

Delaware Considers Allowing Farms to Sell Raw Milk

The Delaware House of Representatives may soon consider a bill to allow the sale of unpasteurized raw milk directly to the final consumer. House Bill (HB) 150 cleared the House Agriculture Committee on June 12, an action that sets up the measure for a floor vote. Delaware currently prohibits such sales and state executives want… Continue Reading

Raw Milk from PA Dairy Sickens 5 with Campylobacter

At least five people who drank raw milk purchased from The Family Cow dairy in Chambersburg, Penn. have fallen ill with Campylobacter infection, according to the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Health. Based on reports of illness, state agriculture officials collected samples from the dairy on May 17 to test for Campylobacter. Those samples were… Continue Reading