Raw milk from a dairy in Berks County near Allentown, PA has tested positive for Salmonella. The Pennsylvania Agriculture Department is warning anyone who bought raw milk from the Norman Sauder dairy farm in Maxatawny Township anytime after March 31st to throw it away.
Officials say that samples taken from the farm on April 21 and tested positive on April 28.
Raw milk is milk that has NOT been pasteurized or homogenized.
Symptoms of Salmonellosis include fever, abdominal pain and gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. Symptoms usually appear six to 72 hours after consuming contaminated food.
No illnesses associated with the Berks County dairy have yet been reported. Anyone who thinks the raw milk might be making them sick should seek immediate medical attention.
The state Ag department’s testing has also recently found raw milk farms with listeria contamination.
Go here for the state’s press release.