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10/12/2018

State Departments of Agriculture, Health Warn Consumers to Discard Tainted Raw Milk from Warren County Dairy

Harrisburg, PA - Consumers who purchased raw whole milk from Pot ‘O Gold Dairy Specialties in Bear Lake, Warren County from September 10 to present should immediately discard the milk. Milk was sold in glass half gallon containers with the Pot O’ Gold label at 16 stores in Crawford, Erie, McKean, Venango, and Warren counties. The milk is linked to confirmed illnesses of salmonella.

Nine cases of salmonella have been confirmed at this time. Salmonella foodborne illness (Salmonellosis) causes diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, and vomiting. Most people recover within four to seven days, but the illness can be more serious in older adults, infants, and those with chronic illnesses. People who consumed the milk should consult their physicians if they become ill.

Anyone with questions can also contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH for more information.

The milk was sold at the following locations: 

Crawford County
Buck and Kathy, Titusville
D&J Bakery, Cambridge Springs
Miller’s Country Store, Cochranton

Erie County
Corry Lumber, Corry
Duran’s Farm Fresh Products, Waterford
Edinboro Market, Edinboro
Orton’s Fruit Market, North East
Sander’s Market, Corry

McKean County
Circle K Feeds, Kane

Venango County
Farmer’s Daughter’s Country Market

Warren County
Kondak’s Market, Clarendon
Lottsville Milling, Lottsville
Scandia General Store, Scandia
Shell Service Center, Warren
Town and Country Store, Sugar Grove
Youngsville Hardware, Youngsville

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s food safety inspection services help to ensure that food sold in Pennsylvania is safe. For more information about food safety in Pennsylvania, visit agriculture.pa.gov.

MEDIA CONTACT: Shannon Powers, Agriculture – 717-783-2628 

Nate Wardle, Health – 717-787-1783

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