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Utah: Outbreak Of Campylobacter Illness Associated With Drinking Raw Milk

(Salt Lake City) – Utah public health officials are investigating a cluster of illness associated with the consumption of raw or unpasteurized milk. To date, 45 cases of Campylobacter infection have been reported in people who indicated that they consumed raw milk in the week before illness began. Cases have been reported from: Cache, Davis, Morgan, Salt Lake, Utah and Weber counties. Two cases occurred in out of state residents from California and Idaho. Onset dates range from May 9, 2014 to July 21, 2014. The cases range in age from two to 74 years.

All 45 cases are linked to the consumption of raw milk or cream purchased at Ropelato Dairy in Weber County. Utah Department of Agriculture and Food inspectors suspended the dairy’s license to sell raw milk on August 4, 2014, after several tests of raw milk samples taken at the farm were positive for Campylobacter.

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Wisconsin: Raw Milk Goat Cheese Recall

SW Wisc Dairy Goat Products Coop issues voluntary recall of Raw Goat Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese Lot Code 103-114 because of possible health risk
07/30/2014 04:29 PM EDT

SW Wisc Dairy Goat Products Coop of Mt Sterling, Wisc is recalling Raw Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese Lot Code 103-114 because it may be contaminated with Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O111:H8 bacteria. This is one of the 6 STEC strains that have been deemed to be of serious health concern as it can cause diarrheal illness, often with bloody stools, and may lead to more severe complications like Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children, the elderly and immunocompromised individuals and can lead to severe kidney damage and even death.

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What are the real benefits and risks of drinking raw milk?

A group of scientists gathered together and compiled the best available information about raw milk to provide consumers with a better understanding of key health and safety issues associated with the consumption of unpasteurized dairy products.

Real Raw Milk Facts provides information about key topics such as how the food safety track record of raw milk compares with that of pasteurized milk and whether raw milk from grass-fed cows and goats on pasture is safer than milk from animals raised on grain. It also answers questions like, “Is raw milk a probiotic food?” and “Are raw milk cheeses safe?

The answers to these and more questions can be found in the Hot Topics section of this site.

“People should be able to buy raw milk if they want to, but we shouldn’t turn a blind eye to some of the food safety concerns.”

Michael Pollan, Author
The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Seattle Times, March 2010