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Two in New Jersey Sickened by Raw Milk From Pa. Farm

posted on February 24, 2012

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Health officials say two people in New
Jersey have been sickened from drinking raw milk from a central
Pennsylvania dairy connected to dozens of illnesses in four states.

The New Jersey health department says a 27-year-old man from
Burlington County and a 3-year-old boy from Gloucester County
became ill after consuming raw milk from the Family Cow Dairy in
Chambersburg, Pa.

The dairy resumed bottling raw milk this month after a voluntary
11-day shutdown following illnesses first reported in January.

The U.S. government says unpasteurized milk can contain harmful
bacteria. Besides New Jersey, authorities have confirmed cases of
bacterial infection in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.

Pennsylvania allows the sale of unpasteurized dairy products.
New Jersey doesn't, although a bill has been introduced in the
Legislature to legalize its sale.


Tags: agriculture dairy food safety raw milk