California Orders Recall of Organic Pastures Milk and Cream
California state regulators recently ordered a recall of raw milk and raw cream produced by Organic Pastures Dairy after detecting Salmonella in one of the products.
About the Dairy Recall
The California Department of Food and Agriculture says that inspectors found the Salmonella bacteria during a routine sample collection in the Fresno-Based company.
The CDFA has ordered that potentially contaminated dairy products be pulled immediately from retail shelves, and urges consumers to dispose of any product remaining in their refrigerators.
Description of Recalled Raw Milk and Raw Cream
According to FOX 40 News:
- The recalled products are all raw milk, raw skim milk, and raw cream produced by Organic Pastures Dairy with a “sell by” date of May 18.
- All Organic Pastures bottles are clear, plastic bottles with a blue label wrapped around them, with a cartoon picture of a cow in a white circle with the words “Organic Pastures” written inside.
- The product is sold in grocery stores throughout California.
Signs and Symptoms of Salmonella
The following information was provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal cramps.
- Symptoms are usually developed 12 to 72 hours after infection.
- Salmonella is estimated annually to cause one million foodborne illnesses in the United States, with 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths.
- Illness from Salmonella tends to last 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without need for treatment.
- Generally, hospitalization is required when symptoms of diarrhea become too severe.