Listeria monocytogenes Found In Raw Milk From A Pennsylvania Dairy
During State Routine testing, Listeria monocytogenes was found in raw milk from Fertile Valley Farm of Honesdale, PA. The unpasteurized milk was sold directly from the farm in plastic gallon, half gallon, and quart containers with the Fertile Valley Farm label between Feb. 21 and March 1. As per warning made by officials “Fertile Valley Farm raw milk purchased between those dates should immediately be thrown away. Any containers or storage areas, such as refrigerators, should be thoroughly washed and sanitized.”
Listeria monocytogenes is typically a food-borne organism. The most common symptoms are diarrhea, fever and nausea . Bacteremia and meningitis are more serious manifestations of disease . Listeria infections can result in significant morbidity and mortality if left untreated.