Inspectors have found Listeria monocytogenes in raw milk from a Pennsylvania dairy, prompting Pennsylvania officials to urge consumers to immediately discard any of the unpasteurized milk bought recently.

Routine state testing revealed the bacterial contamination in raw milk from Fertile Valley Farm of Honesdale, PA. The Wayne County dairy posted a notice about the contamination…

Pennsylvania officials warned consumers earlier this month that they should immediately discard all raw milk from Conoco View Dairy because it was contaminated with Campylobacter, which can cause serious infections and is killed by pasteurization.

As of Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, which issued the warning Feb. 15, had not received any reports of…

Somewhat mixed messages are coming from health and agriculture officials in Pennsylvania in relation to antibiotic-resistant Brucella infections traced to unpasteurized, raw milk.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture sent raw milk producers an alert about “several cases of brucellosis in humans” and suggested they stop vaccinating their cattle for Brucella.

The letter, provided to Food

Pennsylvania officials are warning consumers who have purchased certain raw milk cheeses from Stone Meadow Farm to discard them immediately because samples from the dairy have tested positive for the bacteria Staphylococcus Aureus.

Inspectors from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture collected samples at the dairy in Centre County on Dec. 12. The cheeses were made…

Miller’s Organic Farm is not having a good year.

In March, it was associated with a raw milk Listeria outbreak involving one fatality. A judge then approved USDA’s request to inspect the farm, which led to requests for sales records. Now, Amish owner Amos Miller has been ordered back to court on Nov. 1 where…

A Harrisburg, PA, restaurant recently inspected by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture was reportedly operating with a faked food safety certificate. Hibachi Grill & Supreme BuffetAccording to a local media outlet, the May 9 inspection of Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet revealed a posted certificate from 2010 but dated Sept. 24, 2015. The certificate showed that the restaurant had…

Raw-milk2_406x250The Pennsylvania  Department of Agriculture has warned consumers to discard raw milk purchased at a dairy in the Northeastern area of the state. It says anyone who purchased raw milk from Gross Family Dairy in South Sterling, PA, located in Wayne County, should toss the product immediately due to the risk of Listeria. The department…

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…

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. http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-fresh-milk-image25549650Raw (unpasteurized) milk collected April 7, 2015, during routine sampling by a commercial laboratory tested…