December 22, 2011
The agriculture department of Pennsylvania has given permission for Brunton Dairy to continue its milk production.
The Beaver County Times reported Tuesday (Dec 20) night that the Aliquippa dairy only has to be inspected but requires no other testing. The 175-year-old dairy farm agreed in late October to suspend milk production after some milk from the dairy tested positive for Yersinia enterocolitica.
It was an outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica earlier this year that sickened 16 people and caused a shutdown of Brunton Dairy's milk production. The Brunton Dairy farm store on Ridge Road remained open even with milk production suspended.
However, as of early Wednesday, the website of Brunton Dairy showed no update about the resumption of milk production.