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Listeria Found in Raw Milk at New York Dairy

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Consumers in Sullivan County, NY, and surrounding areas are being warned not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from the Richard Dirie Farm due to possible Listeria contamination. The farm is located at 1345 Shandelee Rd., Livingston Manor, NY, about 100 miles southwest of Albany. Officials with the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets said… Continue Reading

Health Officials Say Raw Milk Probably Caused Campylobacter Outbreak at Wisconsin High School

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Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services say that unpasteurized (raw) milk served at a potluck team meal is the likely cause of a Campylobacter outbreak that sickened close to a couple dozen Durand High School football players and coaches this past month. At least 22 members of the football team were sickened after… Continue Reading

80 Sickened in Utah Campy Outbreak Linked to Raw Milk

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At least 80 people fell ill this summer with Campylobacter infections linked to the consumption of unpasteurized milk from a farm in Utah, according to Utah health officials speaking with state lawmakers on Wednesday. Health officials said that the outbreak also contributed to the death of one immunocompromised man. Twenty percent of cases were hospitalized…. Continue Reading

Carriers are Dropping Liability Coverage for Raw-Milk Producers

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Some folks who drink raw milk probably already see themselves as risk-takers, but they may not have thought about the fact that drinking their favorite beverage increasingly means not just taking risk but, for the producers, also “going bare.” “Going bare” is what the insurance industry calls it when someone opts to go without coverage… Continue Reading

Petition: Wisconsin Supreme Court Should Rule on Raw-Milk ‘Right’

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Anyone may purchase a cow and drink its raw milk, but do the people of Wisconsin have a “right to purchase and drink raw milk”? That’s what the losers in a recent Wisconsin Appeals Court case want to know, and they’ve petitioned the state Supreme Court to see if they can get their question answered…. Continue Reading

U.K. Raw Milk Dairy Issues Recall for Potential E. Coli

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Barton Farm Dairy in the English parish of Kentisbury is recalling all sizes of its raw milk due to a potential link to two cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection, according to the U.K. Food Standards Agency. Customers who purchased the milk are advised not to consume the products. They’ve also been advised to contact the… Continue Reading

IL Restricts Raw Milk Sales While Making Them Legal

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After 30 years or more, Illinois is about to get procedures for permitting and inspecting dairy farms that will make the sale and distribution of raw milk legal in the Land of Lincoln. Raw milk dairies that have operated in the shadows during those years probably don’t see it that way but may fear that… Continue Reading

KY Health Official Warns Residents About the Risks of Unpasteurized Milk

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The Kentucky Department for Public Health has not been able to identify the source of the E. coli outbreak that sickened five children in early September, despite the work of raw milk journalist David Gumpert to bring the link between the children’s illnesses and raw milk to the public’s attention. However, on Tuesday the department put… Continue Reading

Children in KY E. Coli Outbreak Drank Milk From Raw Milk Dairy

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(Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect a communication from the Kentucky Department for Public Health.) The four Kentucky children hospitalized in an E. coli outbreak earlier this month all consumed milk from the same raw milk dairy, according to multiple reports and the mother of one of the sickened children. The Kentucky Department… Continue Reading