May 31, 2021

US officials warn not to consume unpasteurised milk from New York dairy


Officials in New York, the United States have warned consumers for the second time in five weeks not to drink , raw milk from Breese Hollow Dairy due to bacterial contamination.


No illnesses have been reported, but a sample of the milk collected by an inspector was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The dairy is in Hoosick Falls, New York, Rensselaer County. The dairy has not initiated a recall.


"On May 21, 2021, the producer was notified of a preliminary positive test result. Further laboratory testing, completed on May 27, 2021, confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the raw milk sample," said the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. "The producer is now prohibited from selling raw milk until subsequent sampling indicates that the product is free of harmful bacteria. The department recommends that any consumers who purchased raw milk from Breese Hollow Dairy immediately dispose of it…"


The department previously warned customers not to drink Breese Hollow raw milk after a sample was found to be contaminated on April 23. At that time, the state said the farm wouldn't be allowed to sell milk until other sampling came back negative.


The farm was also cited for contaminated raw milk in 2018.


- Food Safety News

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