State officials in Pennsylvania are warning the public to discard raw goat milk from Dove Song Dairy because it has been implicated in an outbreak of Campylobacter infections.

The dairy is operated by the Schaeffer family and is in Berks County.

“Three persons who consumed this product and became ill with campylobacteriosis were reported by the Department of Health. Raw milk samples tested by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture are presumptively positive for Campylobacter,” according to the state warning.

All sell-by dates of raw goat milk from Dove Song Dairy should be discarded. 

Anyone who consumed the raw goat milk should immediately consult their physician if they become ill. The state agriculture department did not report the ages or counties of residence for the outbreak patients.

The Dove Song Dairy raw goat milk was sold in plastic containers of various sizes — gallon, half gallon, quart, and pint — at the following locations:

Berks County:

Dove Song Dairy, 108 Seigfried Rd, Bernville

Multiple locations of Kimberton Whole Foods

Local Leaf Market, 3071 W Philadelphia Ave, Oley

Chester County:

Multiple locations of Kimberton Whole Foods

Lancaster County:

Shady Maple Farm Market, 1324 E Main St, East Earl

Nickle Mine Health Foods, 2123 Mine Rd, Paradise

Lehigh County:

Healthy Alternatives Food, 7150 Hamilton Blvd, Trexlertown

Schuylkill County:

Healthy Habits Natural Market, 1120 Center Turnpike, Orwigsburg 

About Campylobacter infections
Anyone who has consumed any raw goat milk from Dove Song Dairy and developed symptoms of Campylobacter infection should seek medical attention immediately. 

Specific tests are required to diagnose the infections because they can mimic other illnesses. Children are particularly subject to the infection.

People with Campylobacter infection usually have diarrhea (often bloody), fever, and stomach cramps. Nausea and vomiting may accompany the diarrhea. These symptoms usually start 2 to 5 days after the person ingests Campylobacter and last about one week.

Sometimes Campylobacter infections cause complications, such as irritable bowel syndrome, temporary paralysis, and arthritis.

In people with weakened immune systems, such as those with a blood disorder, with AIDS, or receiving chemotherapy, Campylobacter sometimes spreads to the bloodstream and causes a life-threatening infection.