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Department of Agriculture Warns Consumers to Discard Campylobacter-Contaminated Raw Milk Products from Apple Valley Creamery, Under the ‘Pure Pastures Dairy’ Label, Sold in 12 Counties


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​Due to contamination with Campylobacter, consumers should immediately discard raw milk sold from Apple Valley Creamery, under the Pure Pastures Dairy label, with sell-by dates of April 3, 2024 through today.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported one person who consumed this product and became ill with campylobacteriosis. Samples of the raw milk sold by Apple Valley Creamery were tested by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, these samples tested positive for Campylobacter

Milk can become contaminated with harmful bacteria, such as Campylobacter, if a cow has an udder infection, or from manure contamination during milking or storage. Pasteurization of milk effectively eliminates these health threats.

The Department of Agriculture wants to assure residents that the bacteria Campylobacter is unrelated to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) A (H5N1). Pennsylvania continues its rigorous monitoring program for H5N1 in poultry and has not detected the virus in any dairy cattle within the state.

The Apple Valley Creamery Pure Pastures Dairy milk was sold in quart and half gallon glass containers at the following locations in the following Southcentral, Central and Eastern counties:​

Adams County:

  • Apple Valley Creamery, 541 Germany Rd, East Berlin
  • Butcher Block Premium Meats & Seafood, 3055 Biglerville Rd, Biglerville
  • D&S Produce, 888 Bushey School Rd, York Springs
  • Etheric Connections Crystal Shop & Natural Food Store, 1863 Gettysburg Village Dr, Suite 830, Gettysburg
  • Gateau Monique, 5 S Queen St, Littlestown
  • Good Keeper Farm, 250 Old State Rd, Gardners
  • Harvest Barn Country Market, 1924 York Rd, Gettysburg
  • Homegrown Marketplace, Fairfield
  • Taylor's Greenhouse, 265 Fairgrounds Rd, Biglerville

Berks County:

  • The Deli Station, 845 Woodland Rd, Wyomissing
  • Goose Lane Egg Farm, 111 Goose Ln, Sinking Spring

Chester County:

  • September Farm, 5287 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook

Columbia County:

  • Millville Farm Market & Creamery, 650 N State St, Millville

Cumberland County:

  • Basehore Farm Market, 6080 Creekview Rd, Mechanicsburg
  • Oak Grove Farms, 846 Fisher Rd, Mechanicsburg
  • Rowan Tree Farm, 126 S Locust Point Rd, Mechanicsburg
  • Wenger Meats & Ice, 511 E Louther St, Carlisle
  • Union Mill Acres @ West Shore Farmer's Market, 900 Market St, Lemoyne

Dauphin County:

  • Radish & Rye Food Hub, 1308 N 3rd St, Harrisburg
  • Strites' Orchard Farm Market & Bakery, 1000 Strites Rd, Harrisburg

Perry County:

  • Butcher's Farm Market, 590 N 4th St, Newport
  • Deimler's Butcher Shop, 633 Numer Rd, Newport

Lancaster County:

  • Lemon Street Market, 241 W Lemon St, Lancaster

Lehigh County:

  • Cow Belle Home Delivery, Bethlehem

Northampton County:

  • Easton Public Market & Highmark Farmstand, 325 Northampton St, Easton
  • Johnsonville Farm & Garden, 154 Johnsonville Rd, Bangor

Union County:

  • Lewisburg Pharmacy, 50 N Second St, Lewisburg

York County:

  • Eden Garden Farm Market & Orchard, 810 Franklin Church Rd, Dillsburg
  • Mad Radish Farm, 1991 George St, Dover
  • Main Street Market, 12 Main St, Glen Rock
  • The Markets at Hanover, 1649 Broadway, Hanover
  • Trailside Bulk Foods @ Markets of Shrewsbury, 12025 Susquehanna Trl, Glen Rock
  • Miller's Country Market, 1140 Abbotstown Pike, Hanover
  • Rowan Tree Farm @ Central Market York, 34 W Philadelphia St, York
  • Sonnewald Natural Foods, 4796 Lehman Rd, Spring Grove
  • Warrington Farm Meats, 156 Old Cabin Hollow Rd, Dillsburg
  • Wholly Holistic, 1150 Carlisle St, Ste 8, Hanover

All sell-by dates of April 3, 2024 through today of raw milk labeled as Pure Pastures Dairy should be discarded. 

People with Campylobacter infection usually have diarrhea (often bloody), fever, and stomach cramps. Nausea and vomiting may accompany the diarrhea. Symptoms usually start two to five days after infection and last about one week.

Anyone who consumed the raw milk should consult their physician if they become ill.

Contact: Shannon Powers,, 717.603.2056

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