Raw Milk WarningAccording to The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture a warning that milk from the Breezy Meadows Dairy, which is located at 2457 Stumptown Road, has tested positive for Salmonella. A commercial laboratory collected the sample that tested positive during required routine sampling on April 7, according to the department. The dairy packages raw milk in unlabeled plastic one- and half-gallon containers, and sold approximately 80 gallons between April 7 and April 15.

The Vancouver Columbian report that the Spanish Sonrise Dairy in Yacolt Washington is recalling raw milk and cream products after routine testing revealed listeria monocytogenes contamination. After learning of the contamination, the owners have decided to close the dairy. Routine sampling by the Washington State Department of Agriculture found the dairy’s raw cream was contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. As a result, the dairy is voluntarily recalling all raw cow milk, goat milk and cream with expiration dates between April 16 and 21.

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today warned consumers in Sullivan County and the surrounding area not to consume unpasteurized raw farm milk from the Richard Dirie Farm due to possible Listeria contamination.  The Dirie Farm is located at 1345 Shandelee Road, Livingston Manor, New York, 12758. A sample of the milk, collected by an inspector from the department’s Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services on April 7, 2015 was subsequently tested by the Department’s Food Laboratory and discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

A few weeks ago were even worse – for customers.  California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today warned consumers that the consumption of unpasteurized (raw) dairy products may cause serious illness. Six Northern California residents have recently been diagnosed with campylobacteriosis, a bacterial infection that can come from consuming contaminated raw milk.  A recent investigation conducted by CDPH identified multiple bottles of Claravale Farm raw milk that tested positive for Campylobacter. Under the direction of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Claravale Farm has initiated a recall of the affected product. (See CDFA Announces Recall of Raw Milk Products at Claravale Farm of San Benito County news release.)

In 2012 Claravale Farms was linked to 22 Campylobacter illnesses by CDPH.