A dairy in Peyson, Utah, was traced as the source of a Campylobacter outbreak among Utah residents, according to an article from the Deseret Morning News. Health officials began investigating the outbreak when three people were reported ill with Campylobacter infections.
"The common element reported by individuals in our investigation is the consumption of raw or unpasteurized cow and/or goat milk from Woolsey’s Dairy in Payson," Guerra said.
Nine of the cases were traced back to raw milk purchased from Woolsey’s Dairy. Only one person has been hospitalized, and several of the cases occurred within a few families that had several sick members.
Inspectors from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food visited the dairy farm Wednesday and collected samples to be tested for the bacteria.
"We expect to get the results back by Sunday," said Larry Lewis, public information officer for the department.
Unpasteurized milk has been traced as the source of numerous foodborne illness outbreaks, including Campylobacter, E. coli, and Salmonella outbreaks, in recent years.