January 21, 2014: Listeria Found In Raw Milk From South Dakota Farm

Listeria Raw Milk Warning – In a news release dated January 21, 2014, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SSDA) cautioned that raw milk from Jerseydale Farms, located near Brookings, South Dakota, has tested positive for Listeria contamination. Listeria is a type of bacterium that can cause a severe and sometimes fatal infection in humans.

The SSDA stated that the raw milk was sold in bottles throughout the Brookings area, and may contain harmful bacteria that can lead to Listeria infection. The Department further cautioned that the milk should be discarded or returned.

Listeria Raw Milk – Consuming Raw Milk and Raw Milk Dairy Products is Risky Business

Raw (unpasteurized) milk can contain bacteria and other microorganisms capable of causing serious, life-threatening illnesses. While most foods and beverages are capable of harboring foodborne pathogens, consumers take a serious risk when they drink raw milk or eat raw milk products. According the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) –

“… milk and products made from milk (including certain cheeses, ice cream, and yogurt) are foods that, when consumed raw, can pose severe health risks. Milk and products made from milk need minimal processing, called pasteurization, which can be done by heating the milk briefly (for example heating it to 161 °F for about 20 seconds), to kill disease-causing germs (e.g., Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157, Campylobacter) that can be found in raw milk. “

You can learn more by visiting the CDC’s raw milk and food safety webpage.

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