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California Continues to Investigate Campylobacter Outbreak

raw milk.jpgFood Safety News reports that California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is still  conducting an epidemiologic investigation into an outbreak of Campylobacter.  According to a statement, “CDPH cannot provide any other details until the investigation is completed.”

Food Safety News reported on February 17 that Claravale Farm, one of two state-licensed commercial raw milk dairies in California, is under investigation for possible milk contamination with Campylobacter. The infectious disease can cause serious gastric problems and in some cases can be life-threatening.

Earlier this year, an outbreak of 78 campylobacter illnesses was tied to Your Family Cow Dairy in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

At that time, CDPH said state investigators were talking samples of both Claraville’s products and from inside the dairy. At that time, the department had not taken any regulatory action.

 

  • http://www.biocote.com/ Willis M. Hawkins

    The outbreak of campylobacter is really booming and it’s good to know the California Department of Public Health never stops on investigating the problem. Thanks to them!