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Second Commercial Raw Milk Recall of 2012 – Claravale Farm, Campylobacter

raw milk.jpgEarlier this year, Your Family Cow dairy in Pennsylvania saw its milk identified as the cause as the largest campylobacter outbreak in that state’s history.   Today, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has announced another raw milk recall due to the presence of Campylobacter.

The Family Cow Dairy outbreak led to 78 illnesses.  Of the cases, 68 people were sickened in Pennsylvania, five in Maryland, two in New Jersey and three in West Virginia. At least nine people were hospitalized.

The Claravale recall has not been definitivey linked to any illnesses….yet.

However:

the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is currently conducting an epidemiological investigation of reported clusters of campylobacter illness where consumption of raw milk products may have occurred.