Alert on raw milk

(Bennington Banner, VT)


A consumer alert has been issued by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets for raw milk produced by the Breese Hollow Dairy Farm.


The farm has voluntarily put a hold on its raw milk sales in response to a test for listeria monocytogenes, done by the department's food laboratory, coming back positive, according to the department's alert.


Listeria can cause a disease known as listeriosis, which produces flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals, and more serious problems for individuals with lowered immune systems. The routine monthly sample was taken on Sept. 15, and came back on Sept. 23.


According to the department, no illnesses have been reported in association with raw milk sold by the Breese Hollow Dairy Farm. The raw milk sales will be kept on hold until another test comes back showing that there is no longer any bacterial contamination. 9-25-08



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