On the heels of a raw dairy ordered to destroy 50,000 pounds of raw cheese, seven people are reported ill from another raw milk producer.
The milk came from a different farm than the cheese that was ordered destroyed earlier this month. The Department of Agriculture in Minnesota ordered Hartmann Dairy Farm to stop selling milk this summer when samples showed the presence of bacteria and a parasite. The farm was supposed to remedy the problem before resuming sales. It looks like some contaminated milk made it to market.
Because there’s an ongoing investigation, there aren’t too many more details available right now. Three consumers had a bacterial infection from camplyobacter jejuni and four had the parasite cryptosporidium parvum.
Raw dairy has been a controversial topic for a while. What do you guys think? Is it worth the risk?
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