Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Raw Milk Health Advisories: November 2007 - 2

A second raw milk health advisory again from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

According to, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the Department of Agriculture has once again announced a recall regarding raw milk. The warning is for anyone who has purchased raw milk from the Conebella dairy farm in Elverson, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
From: Associated Content

The Penn Dept of Ag puts out by far the most of these sorts of warnings (check out previous posts on this subject and you'll see that maybe two were not from them). Seems that raw milk sellers in Pennsylvania are under the microscope, so to speak.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Raw Milk Health Advisories: November 2007

Agriculture Department Warns Consumers of Tainted Raw Milk Sold by Chester County Dairy

    HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers who have
purchased raw milk from the Conebella dairy farm in Elverson, Chester
County, any time after Oct. 23, should discard it immediately due to the
risk of Salmonellosis contamination, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff
said today.
Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized.
"During routine inspection of the dairy, a preliminary test showed the
presence of Salmonella bacteria in some raw milk samples," said Wolff. "If
consumers have raw milk from this farm, they should discard it
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 physicians.
The Department of Agriculture has suspended sales of raw milk at the
dairy and is requiring corrective action be taken. Samples were taken from
the farm during routine testing on Nov. 13, and tested positive for
Salmonella on Nov. 16.
Multiple laboratory samples must test negative before sales can resume.
Symptoms of Salmonellosis include fever, abdominal pain and
gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. Symptoms usually
appear six to 72 hours after consuming contaminated food.