2 reports of campylobacter may be related to raw milk from NY farm
Posted: September 29th, 2011 - 3:42pm by Doug Powell
Consumers in Tompkins County, New York and surrounding areas not to consume unpasteurized raw milk produced at Jerry Dell Farm located at 39 Fall Creek Rd (RT 366) in Freeville, due to possible contamination with campylobacter.
The state Health Department received 2 reports of Campylobacter enteritis, from people who have consumed raw unpasteurized milk purchased from Jerry Dell Farm. Both patients have recovered.
Anyone who purchased milk from Jerry Dell Farm and still has the product should discard it immediately. Individuals experiencing gastrointestinal illness symptoms after consuming milk purchased from Jerry Dell Farm should contact their health care provider.
The farm has voluntarily suspended milk sales. The farm was first notified of the reported illnesses on September 22.
Confirmatory tests completed today at the New York State Food Laboratory found that the raw unpasteurized milk produced at Jerry Dell Farm, and collected on September 22, contained Campylobacter. This producer will be prohibited from selling raw milk until subsequent sampling indicates that the product is free of pathogens.