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Raw Milk Causes Five People To Suffer Campylobacter Illnesses

In another example of how fast Raw Milk can make people sick, and quickly find its way back in the dairy case, we have this story about Pleasant Valley Dairy in Ferndale, WA.

Evergreen State health officials linked Raw Milk from Pleasant Valley to five confirmed cases of illness caused by the campylobacter bacteria. The same strain that made the people sick was found in the unpasteurized milk from Pleasant Valley Dairy.

All five cases were from the adjoining Whatcom and Skagit counties of Washington State. The campylobacter jejuni did not stop the diary for long, however. It merely pulled the bad batch from dairy cases in northwestern Washington and resumed regular distribution.

Pleasant Valley claims it changed its testing procedure to reduce the risk of releasing contaminated milk.

Campylobacter is a common bacterial cause of diarrhea in the United States.