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05/07/2018

State Department of Agriculture Warns Consumers to Discard Tainted Raw Milk from Lancaster County Dairy

Harrisburg, PA - Consumers who purchased raw, whole milk from Pool Forge Dairy between April 25 and May 7 should immediately discard it. The milk was sold in plastic quart, half-gallon, and gallon containers with the Pool Forge label. Tests completed during routine sampling were positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

The milk was sold at Pool Forge Dairy at 201 Bridgeville Road, Shady Maple Market at 1324 Main Street, and Hoover’s Farm Market at 1719 Main Street. All three locations are in East Earl Township in northeastern Lancaster County.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause Listeriosis, an illness which has symptoms including fever, muscle aches, nausea, and diarrhea. Listeriosis mainly affects pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and adults with impaired immune systems. Listeriosis in pregnant women can result in miscarriage, premature delivery, serious infection of the newborn, or stillbirth. No reported illnesses have been attributed to the product, but people who consumed the milk should consult their physicians if they become ill.

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 - 717.783.2628

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