Research recently published by scientists in The Netherlands shows that E. coli and Campylobacter bacteria are so common on goat and sheep dairy farms that pasteurization is necessary to prevent contamination of raw milk and products made with it.

The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and the Dutch Food and Consumer…

An E. coli outbreak traced to a Connecticut goat dairy is not linked to milk, cheese, soap or other products produced there, state officials said Wednesday. Additional victims are still being identified in the outbreak, though, with 41 people confirmed to have been sickened by the outbreak strain of E. coli O157. The majority of…

An Ohio farm is recalling goat milk with a March 13 date code because it was not properly pasteurized and may contain pathogens. Paint-Valley-Farms-goat-milk Paint Valley Farms of Beach City, OH, has voluntarily recalled about 115 gallons of its goat milk that were distributed in one-quart plastic bottles, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. “The…

A Washington state dairy, the Laughing Goat, is recalling its Grade A raw goat milk due to potential E. coli contamination. The recalled milk was sold in pint, quart, and half-gallon plastic containers with green caps bearing best-by dates between Feb. 11 and Feb. 19. The milk was sold at retail locations in Washington’s Thurston,…

A farm in upstate New York has been prohibited from selling its raw milk after a sample of the product tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. New York State Agricultural Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine warned consumers Tuesday not to consume unpasteurized milk from Castle Farms of Irving, NY – located in Chautauqua County – because…

In February of this year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study which found that raw milk is 150 times more likely than pasteurized milk to sicken those who drink it. The study took into account all dairy-related outbreaks between 1993 and 2006.

Since that time, a number of outbreaks linked …

Lab tests have confirmed the presence of Campylobacter bacteria in raw cream from Claravale Farm in California, according to state officials who have quarantined and issued a statewide recall notice for all the raw milk, raw nonfat milk and raw cream produced by the San Benito County dairy.

“Consumers are strongly urged to discard any…

Health officials in the Golden State say an investigation into a Campylobacter outbreak associated with raw milk from Claravale Farm is continuing, but is not over.

“The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is conducting an epidemiologic investigation, ” according to a statement.   “CDPH cannot provide any other details until the investigation is completed.”…

Attempts to liberalize the sale of raw milk appear to be stalled in at least a half dozen or so states around the country.  But in Minnesota, spring has brought the introduction of new raw milk bill that would ease restrictions even more than one proposed during the winter.

The new bill (SF1111) made its …