In Chambersburg, Pennsylvania the Family Cow Dairies raw milk was infected with Campylobacter. After testing the milk the state agriculture officials found Campylobacter, They ask Family Cow Dairy to stop selling milk until further notice. Five People have been reported sick from the milk so far.
This is not the first time that Family Cow Dairy has had infected milk. They had Campylobacter infected milk in January and February of 2012. This outbreak sickened 80 people and put 12 people in the hospital.
An investigation after this outbreak revealed that the water for washing the milking equipment was 110F instead of 160F. This and a broken bottle capper were the only defects that were found.
One effect of campylobacteriosis is tissue injury in the gut. Campylobacter causes diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps. The diarrhea consist of as many as 10 watery, frequently bloody, bowel movements per day and fever as high as 104°F. In most people, the illness lasts for 2–10 days
In Pennsylvania raw milk must be tested twice a month to check for bacterial contamination. Since this is happening a second time this is obviously not enough. Between 2007 and 2011 there were 15 raw milk- related disease outbreaks in Pennsylvania. 233 people were reported sickened in these outbreaks. There are usually many more people ill than those reported to the health department.
The amount of illness in states where raw milk is legal is much higher.