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TN Health Officials Say Two Cryptosporidiosis Cases Associated With Raw Milk

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Officials with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) are investigating multiple gastrointestinal disease reports among people who say they consumed raw milk prior to their illness. Two people with cryptosporidiosis in the Chattanooga/Hamilton County region have been confirmed by the department. Both cases of illness are associated with consumption of raw milk from a dairy cow-share program…. Continue Reading

Current UK Controls on Raw Milk Found Sufficient

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the United Kingdom has decided to keep current restrictions on the sale of raw milk in place. It is legal in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland to supply raw or unpasteurized milk directly to consumers, but it may not be sold at retail or through supermarkets. FSA decided against… Continue Reading

NCSL Maps State Raw Milk Laws as 2015 Legislatures Reach Adjournment

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Perhaps no other organization in the country is better positioned to know the best time for drawing a new map of current state raw milk laws and policies than the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). The bipartisan group, based in Denver, closely tracks state and territorial legislative sessions, and it has chosen this moment… Continue Reading

Several Campylobacter Cases Linked to Raw Milk Reported in Indiana

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According to the health department in Daviess County, Indiana, Campylobacter cases have been reported in several children younger than 2 in the Odon and Montgomery areas of the county. Some of the cases have been linked to drinking unpasteurized, or raw, milk, reports the Washington Times Herald. Bacteria such as E. coli O157, Campylobacter and Salmonella can contaminate milk during the… Continue Reading

Third Try Finally Delivers Raw Milk Bill From Texas House to Senate

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Farmer’s markets and consumers’ doorsteps will be the next venues for selling raw milk in Texas if a bill that has now passed the House can make it through the Senate in Austin before the scheduled legislative adjournment on June 1. House Bill 91 gained final approval from the Texas House of Representatives last Friday on… Continue Reading

Food Safety Legislation Continues Brisk Pace Set Last Year

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Texas will likely find out today if the third time is the charm for Republican state Rep. Dan Flynn’s (no relation) bill to allow raw milk to be sold at farmer’s markets and directly to consumers in their homes. The bill is scheduled to be heard this morning in the Public Health Committee, where a… Continue Reading

Raw Milk From Pennsylvania Dairy Tests Positive for Salmonella

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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

Washington Dairy Recalls Raw Milk and Cream After Positive Listeria Test

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A raw milk dairy in Washington state has voluntarily recalled some of its raw milk and cream products after a recent routine test found Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in a sample of raw cream. Spanish Sonrise Dairy in Yacolt, WA, has recalled all of its raw cow’s milk and goat’s milk and cream with expiration dates… Continue Reading

Listeria Found in Raw Milk in Southern New York State

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The New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets is warning consumers in Sullivan County and surrounding southern areas of the state not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from the Richard Dirie Farm because the product may be contaminated with Listeria. The Dirie Farm is located in Livingston Manor, NY. On April 7, an inspector… Continue Reading

West Virginia Governor Vetoes Raw Milk Herdshare Bill

Supporters plan to try again next session

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Bucking the headwinds of an 81-19 vote in the West Virginia House of Delegates (18-16 in the Senate) for legislation that would have allowed dairy farmers to provide raw milk through herdshare arrangements, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed the bill on Thursday. Raw milk is milk that hasn’t been pasteurized to kill harmful bacteria that might… Continue Reading