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November 16, 2011

Organic Pastures Raw Milk Recall

I know many of you purchase raw {unpasteurized} milk produced by Organic Pastures, here in California and wanted to help spread the word that there has been a recall on it after five California children became sick with E. coli. 

Three of the five children were hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious condition that can lead to kidney failure. State officials could not say, however, what the children's current condition is.
State health investigators found that the children, who live in Kings, Contra Costa, Sacramento and San Diego counties, had consumed one common food: raw milk from Organic Pastures Dairy.

Although laboratory samples of Organic Pastures milk have not detected E. coli contamination, the state will not allow the dairy to resume production until it meets all sanitation requirements. State investigators and food-safety experts have begun a complete inspection of the dairy.

Persons at highest risk of disease from these organisms include newborns and infants; the elderly; pregnant women; those taking corticosteroids, antibiotics or antacids; and those having chronic illnesses or other conditions that weaken their immunity.

Photo courtesy, Fresno Bee
Organic Pastures products are to be pulled from grocery store shelves, and consumers are strongly urged to throw away any products they have at home.

To read the article in its entirety, go to the Fresno Bee.

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