U.S. FDA warns consumers about foodborne outbreak linked to raw milk

July 21, 2011

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with officials in North Carolina and South Carolina to investigate an outbreak of campylobacteriosis in three people who consumed raw milk from Tucker Adkins Dairy in York, S.C. The three confirmed cases and another five probable cases are from three different households and each case reports that prior to becoming ill they consumed raw milk that was obtained from Tucker Adkins Dairy on June 14, 2011. The onset of illness in these cases occurred in mid June. One person was hospitalized.

The raw milk associated with the illness was in one-gal containers and was distributed in North Carolina by a courier. It is unknown whether the raw milk may have been distributed in other states.

The FDA is investigating the problem in collaboration with the North Carolina Division of Public Health, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. The investigation is ongoing. The FDA is also working with state authorities to take appropriate action to address any product that may be remaining on the market.

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