CDC Food Safety Alert: Raw Milk Brucellosis [US]


US FlagUS/Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") LogoThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), an Atlanta, Georgia based health promotion and disease prevention authority, issues a Food Safety Alert for Brucellosis exposure from Raw i.e., unpasteurized) Milk from Miller’s Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, Pennsylvania, a serious health and safety hazard.

CDC: http://ht.ly/CtBo30nHMvx

Direct link: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2019/s0211-brucellosis-raw-milk.html

Additional information:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) warns that as of January 22, 2019, investigators have determined that people in nineteen (19) US states have bought or consumed Raw Milk from the implicated farm, and are therefore at risk of contracting Brucellosis, a bacterial illness that may pass from animals to people through contaminated milk or other dairy products such as cheese or butter.

Additional information is as follows:

  • People from the following states are known to have purchased and have likely consumed the contaminated Raw Milk include Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia.
  • People in other US states and/or Canadian provinces may be at risk if they have have been given Raw Milk, or products made from Raw Milk, or purchased these products from a secondary market, that have been contaminated by the same original source or have come into contact with this source. This includes the practice of Milk Mixing wherein products from different sources are used to top-up existing supplies to make products that require copious quantities of Milk, including Cheese production.

Additional notes:

  • If you have consumed Raw Milk or Raw Milk products from this dairy farm since January 2016 you may have been exposed and should talk to your physician.
  • If you are still within six (6) months of the date you last consumed Raw Milk from this farm you are at an increased risk for Brucellosis and should receive antibiotics to prevent an infection and symptoms, and should monitor your health for possible symptoms for six (6) additional months. If symptoms develop, you should see their doctor immediately for testing.
  • If you last drank Raw Milk from this dairy more than six (6) months ago and have had symptoms of Brucellosis – but not been treated – you should see your doctor immediately for testing that can determine if you are infected and need antibiotics to prevent long-term health problems caused by Brucellosis.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Milk products please search for “milk” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> For information about exposure to Drug-Resistant Brucellosis linked to Raw Milk, please visit the CDC Web page here: https://www.cdc.gov/brucellosis/exposure/drug-resistant-brucellosis-linked-raw-milk.html

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Brucellosis contamination, please search for “Brucellosis” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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Recalls Direct RIN: 11119-2019
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