Raw milk products from Europe and Norway were less compliant than pasteurized items, according to a microbiological monitoring program in Norway.

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) reported the microbiological quality was generally good for the items examined. However, results indicate there are “challenges” with pathogens in raw milk products
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Almost 50 people are ill in France as part of a foodborne outbreak linked to eating a brand of unpasteurized, raw milk sheep’s cheese.

A spokeswoman from Santé publique France told Food Safety News that Salmonella Enteritidis was responsible for 49 illnesses and one person needed hospital treatment.

Those ill
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Operators of five Scottish companies plan to go ahead with a judicial review after raising money for legal fees to challenge government guidance on making cheese from unpasteurized, raw milk.

The guidance is focused on controlling microbiological risks during the production of artisan cheeses made from raw, unpasteurized milk. The
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Five Scottish companies have launched a fundraising campaign for legal fees to challenge new inspection and enforcement guidance, including food safety measures, regarding raw milk cheese.

The guidance will effectively make production in Scotland unviable, according to the cheesemakers who specialize raw milk cheese.

It is focused on controlling microbiological
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French officials have allowed a dairy company to resume operations at a site linked to a deadly E. coli outbreak earlier this year. 

The dairy, Chabert, was permitted to restart the marketing of raw milk reblochon cheese from its site in Cruseilles, a town in the Haute-Savoie department of the
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A federal consumer advisory warns the public against eating goat cheese products made by Apple Tree Goat Dairy of Richfield, PA, because Listeria monocytogenes has been confirmed in the company’s products and production facility.

The cheeses were sold in Washington D.C. and Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia through the
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