Navigation Links
PA Agriculture Department Warns Consumers About Raw Milk Sold by York County Dairy
Date:6/20/2008

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Agriculture is recommending that consumers who have purchased raw milk from Stump Acres Dairy farm in New Salem, York County, discard it immediately due to the risk of Listeria Monocytogenes contamination, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said today.

Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized. Pennsylvania law allows farms to sell raw milk, but requires they obtain permits and be inspected to reduce health risks associated with the unpasteurized products.

In 2007, the Department of Agriculture revoked Stump Acres' permit after the Department of Health identified several individuals who had become sick after consuming raw milk from the dairy. State inspectors found that the dairy has begun selling raw milk again without a permit.

"During an investigation of the dairy, inspectors purchased raw milk which preliminary tests indicate may contain Listeria Monocytogenes," said Wolff. "If consumers have purchased raw milk from this farm, we advise they should discard it immediately."

Wolff recommended that any products made from the raw milk, including hard or soft cheeses, should also be discarded.

No illnesses have been reported as a result of the potential contamination, but if people who consumed the raw milk become ill, they should consult their physician.

Samples were taken from the farm on June 12, and preliminary tests showed the presence of Listeria Monocytogenes on June 20. Final test results will be available Monday, June 23.

Symptoms of Listeriosis are fever, muscle aches, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. If infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms such as headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance or convulsions can occur.

Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, but infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage or stillbirth.

Symptoms of Listeriosis can appear in four days to three weeks.

CONTACT: Chris L. Ryder

(717) 787-5085


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. PA Agriculture Official Recognizes Healthy Garden at Lehigh County School
2. Pennsylvania Agriculture Official Says Passage of PA ABC Crucial to Rural Communities
3. PA Agriculture Department Warns Consumers of Tainted Raw Milk Sold By Clarion, Crawford County Dairies
4. New Report Underscores Need for Congressional Action to Limit Antibiotic Use in Animal Agriculture
5. Video: U.S. Department of Agriculture Partners with Ad Council and Collaborates with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment to Promote Nutrition Education to Children and Families
6. New Study Links Animal Agriculture to More Than 20% of MRSA Infections in the Netherlands
7. PA Agriculture Department Warns Consumers of Tainted Raw Milk Sold by Perry County Dairy
8. Pennsylvania Department of Health Confirms Fifth Salmonella Case Linked to National Outbreak
9. Pennsylvania Department of Health Investigates Salmonella Cases Linked to National Outbreak
10. New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Awards 2 Million Unit Bid to The Female Health Company
11. Emdeon Business Services Processes One Billionth Pharmacy Claim for Department of Defense and the U.S. Military Health System
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2017)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... Water ... Fort Lee, New Jersey School District had left education officials with a number of ... and replacement of the flooring had to be accomplished with little or no disruption ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... today its participation in nVerge 2017 – a one-day technology conference in San Diego, ... document management solution, which allows users to fully utilize and enhance their Sage ERP ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... Patients who want to receive ... now meet with Dr. Joseph Bedich for a consultation, with or without a referral. ... oral health and functionality. , Dr. Bedich offers a variety of cosmetic ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... in which the endometrial lining of the uterus spreads into the pelvic ... experiencing painful intercourse, painful periods, pelvic pain, or irregular bleeding may have ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... is offering holistic pediatric dentistry options for its patients on Long Island, New ... patient’s entire physical well being, and is one of the biggest trends in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/18/2017)... WHIPPANY, N.J. , May 17, 2017  Bayer ... growing oncology portfolio will be presented at the 53 ... Clinical Oncology (ASCO), taking place June 2-6 in ... being presented at ASCO span prostate, colorectal, liver and ... subgroup analysis from the Phase II CHRONOS-1 trial of ...
(Date:5/11/2017)... , May 11, 2017  Thornhill Research Inc. ... been awarded an $8,049,024 USD five-year, firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery ... the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) ( Ottawa, ... Systems to administer general anesthesia to patients requiring ... "The US Marine Corps have been a ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... 10, 2017 Radiology has become the number ... have also spiraled to the number one ranking as ... than ever before as the most complete and reliable ... with lower back pain an MRI may confirm a ... pain, resulting in entirely different treatment protocols.  In these ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: