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Valley Public Radio Staff
Thu September 6, 2012
Milk From Kerman Dairy Recalled Over Bacteria Concerns
A Central Valley dairy is once again facing a recall of its milk products, just months after a similar incident resulted in products being pulled off store shelves.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced the recall of raw milk, raw skim milk and raw cream from Kerman based Organic Pastures Dairy today after a routine test discovered campylobacter in a sample of cream. The recalled products all bear the date code of September 13.
The affected products are being pulled immediately from retail shelves, and consumers are urged to dispose of any product remaining in their refrigerators. So far there have been no reports of illness related to this case.
Campylobacter can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever, but for people with compromised immune systems, it can potentially cause a life threatening infection.
Earlier this year, Organic Pastures faced another product recall, after its products tested positive for the same bacteria. That time, at least 10 illnesses were reported.