• Contaminated unpasteurized, raw milk spurs warning from ag commissioner

    7 days ago - By Food Safety

    The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball has warned the public to not consume unpasteurized, raw milk from Thomas Miller dba Miller Dairy Farm because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
    The dairy is in Pine Island, NY, in Orange County. As of the posting of the warning no illnesses had been confirmed but it can take up to 70 days after exposure for symptoms of Listeria infection to develop.
    “The producer is now prohibited from selling raw milk until subsequent sampling indicates that the product is free of harmful bacteria,” according to the...
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  • Warning issued after testing finds Listeria in raw milk; production shut down

    7 days ago - By Food Safety

    The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is warning consumers about Listeria monocytogenes discovered in raw milk from Hawthorne Valley Association in Ghent, NY.
    Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball is advising consumers not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from Hawthorne Valley Association Inc. because of the Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
    A sample of the milk collected by an inspector from the department was discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. On May 5 the producer was notified of a preliminary positive test result. Further laboratory...
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