On Monday, the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Health advised consumers and retailers who purchased raw milk and raw milk cheese from Norman Z. and Edith B. Sauder in Kutztown, Berks County, to discard or return the products immediately, because, on April 1, an independent lab confirmed the products tested positive for Salmonella. It was found in raw milk sold in a plastic bottle and raw milk cheese with a date code of March 25, 2012. To date, the Department of Health is not aware of any illnesses related to these products.
Earlier this year, a Pennsylvania dairy called Family Cow Dairy, which produces and sells raw milk products, sickened at least 80 people with Campylobacter. 70 of the victims were from Pennsylvania, 5 from Maryland, 2 from New Jersey, and 3 from West Virginia. It was one of the largest outbreaks in Pennsylvania history.