Raw Farms LLC, formerly known as Organic Pastures, is recalling all liquid raw milk and heavy cream due to Salmonella contamination and related illnesses, and extending the expiry date by an additional week to Nov. 6.
food safety news reported on October 27 that 19 people in Orange and San Diego counties became ill after drinking raw milk from dairy products. All three of them are children, and their symptoms are severe enough to require hospitalization.
If you have raw milk or milk products from Raw Farm, we recommend that you discard them immediately.
As recently as August, Fresno, Calif.-based Raw Farms was also forced to recall raw cheddar cheese due to possible salmonella contamination. California veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has ordered a recall of raw cheddar cheese.
Neither this product recall nor last August’s cheese recall occupy much space on the website of Law Farm, which specializes in promoting and selling unpasteurized products.
“RAW FARM does not propose, introduce, or cause to be introduced into interstate commerce any unpasteurized raw milk or raw milk products; We will not do it or have it introduced.”
Prior to the cheese recall, Raw Farms LLC was placed under a federal court order requiring it to “comply with FDA decisions” for the next 60 months, with certain requirements regarding auditing and labeling of raw dairy products. I was asked. Followed up under independent experts.
The dairy product, formerly known as Organic Pastures, had been subject to numerous recalls due to pathogens found in raw milk.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) discovered Salmonella in routine samples collected at Law Farm’s Fresno County manufacturing and packaging facility.
The current recall for raw whole milk and heavy cream covers the entire state of California, where retail sale of these products is legal. The latest recall includes the following Raw Farm products with Best Buy dates between October 11, 2023 and November 6, 2023:
Raw whole milk gallon, 128 oz., Item number: 1000, Barcode: 835204006004
raw whole milk half gallon, 64 oz., Item number: 1005, Barcode: 835204000095
Quart raw whole milk, 32 oz., Item number: 1010, Barcode: 835204000019
fresh heavy cream, 16 oz.,Item number: 3050, Barcode: 835204000132
Statewide raw dairy product distribution includes the following brands and locations: Bristol Farms, Clark’s Nutrition, Elliott’s Natural Foods, Erewhon Market, Frazier Farms Market, Jimbo’s, Lassen’s Natural Foods, Lazy Acres, Lunardi’s, Mother’s Market, Nugget Market, and Sprouts Farmers Market.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention both urge consumers to avoid consuming unpasteurized raw milk and dairy products made from it. Selling raw milk across state lines is against federal law.
Raw milk is often contaminated with bacteria such as E. coli, salmonella, campylobacter, listeria, and viruses such as hepatitis A. Pasteurization kills bacteria and viruses.
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