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“Your Family Cow” Raw Milk Campylobacter Update – Now 43 Ill

cow.pngThe outbreak of campylobacter that has been linked by health officials to Your Family Cow dairy in Franklin County, Pennsylvania has now risen to 43.  Late last week the number was at 38 confirmed ill.  According to a report the breakdown of illnesses is: 36 people in Pennsylvania, four in Maryland, two in West Virginia, and one in New Jersey.

And while the owners of the farm have issued an apology, it does not appear that they have been deterred from selling unpasteurized milk:

Meanwhile, the state Agriculture Department said the farm passed a final inspection late Monday afternoon and has been cleared to resume production and bottling of raw milk.

The legality of selling unpasteurized milk products varies from state to state.  For further information see www.realrawmilkfacts.com.