People who purchased raw whole milk from Pot ‘O Gold Dairy Specialties in Bear Lake, Warren County are asked to throw it out after it was linked to cases of salmonella, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Friday.

Milk was sold from Sept. 10 to present in glass, half-gallon containers with the Pot O’ Gold label at 16 stores in Crawford, Erie, McKean, Venango and Warren counties.

Nine cases of salmonella have been reported. It causes diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps and vomiting. While most recover in four to seven days, salmonella can be more serious in older adults, infants and those with chronic illnesses. Anyone who consumed the milk and became ill should consult their physicians.

The milk was sold at these locations:

Crawford County

  • Buck and Kathy, Titusville
  • D&J Bakery, Cambridge Springs
  • Miller’s Country Store, Cochranton

Erie County

  • Corry Lumber, Corry
  • Duran’s Farm Fresh Products, Waterford
  • Edinboro Market, Edinboro
  • Orton’s Fruit Market, North East
  • Sander’s Market, Corry

McKean County

  • Circle K Feeds, Kane

Venango County

  • Farmer’s Daughter’s Country Market

Warren County

  • Kondak’s Market, Clarendon
  • Lottsville Milling, Lottsville
  • Scandia General Store, Scandia
  • Shell Service Center, Warren
  • Town and Country Store, Sugar Grove
  • Youngsville Hardware, Youngsville

A message from the farm:

This is an important message to ALL RAW MILK CUSTOMERS.
It has come to our attention that there could be a possible health concern with our RAW MILK. Because we want to be pro-active during the testing process, we are voluntarily stopping the sales of the RAW milk until results have been obtained.
We assure you that this has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the pasteurized milk. It is available for sale, as always.
This is only concerning the RAW milk.
We greatly apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We will keep you all updated as soon as we are informed.
Thank you all for being so faithful to our farm.
We love you all.