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Posted on: February 14, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Pennsylvania Raw Milk Illnesses

23. February 10, Food Safety News – (National) Campylobacter cases from raw milk dairy rise to 60. The number of confirmed Campylobacter illnesses linked to raw milk from Your Family Cow dairy in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, rose to 60, according to the latest report February 10 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Since Food Safety News reported February 7 the dairy had resumed production after passing a state health inspection, an additional 17 people have been confirmed ill from Campylobacter jejuni infection. The latest breakdown of illnesses by state is as follows: Pennsylvania (51 illnesses), Maryland (4), West Virginia (3), and New Jersey (2). According to a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture spokesperson, the dairy passed its health inspection February 6 after its unpasteurized milk tested negative for pathogens over a 24-hour period. The health department plans to continue updating the number of ill as cases surface.

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