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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Raw milk recalled for possible Campylobacter contamination

Raw milk from Old Silvana Creamery in Arlington, Washington state is being recalled for possible Campylobacter contamination. Raw milk with expiration dates of January 23 and January 24, 2015 is recalled. The product is sold in 15 stores in western Washington state including The Woolley Market in Sedro-Woolley, Cost Cutter in Blaine, Camano IGA on Camano Island, Manna Mills Natural Market in Mountlake Terrace and Bridle Trails Red Apple in Kirkland.

An independent lab discovered the pathogenic bacteria in a sample that is sent weekly for testing. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Symptoms of a Campylobacter infection include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, pain, and fever. They usually occur within a few days after exposure. Serious complications from Campylobacter infections include Guillain-Barre syndrome, which can lead to paralysis. The CDC estimates that approximately 76 persons with Campylobacter infections die each year.

If you purchased this milk, do not drink it. Discard or return to the place of purchase for a refund.
Most people who become ill from the bacteria get diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, and fever within two to five days after exposure, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Campylobacter is one of the most common causes of diarrheal illness in the United States, according to the federal health agency.It can cause the most serious illness among young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

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