IMPORTANT RAW MILK UPDATE
California Department of Food & Ag Recalls Organic Pastures Dairy Company Raw Milk Products
Organic Pastures was informed by the California Department of Public Health and California Department of Food and Agriculture that over the course of an eight-week period earlier this year, five people tested positive for E. Coli O157:H7; these five consumers reported drinking raw milk.
It is a common goal of Organic Pastures and the California Department of Public Health to rapidly investigate any linkage between these cases and raw milk. Each month CDFA tests all Organic Pastures’ products for pathogens, in addition Organic Pastures uses a third-party for pathogen testing multiple times per week. All these tests have been negative. It has been reported to us by the California Department of Public Health that as of today all products collected from the ill patients have been negative for E. Coli 0157:H7.
Organic Pastures, in a collaborative effort with the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is diligently working to quickly resolve this investigation. During this time their raw dairy products will not be available for sale. Their USDA Organic Beef, Truly Raw Cheese, and Organic Pastured Eggs will not be affected by this investigation.
PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT ORGANIC PASTURES DAIRY
NOVEMBER 16TH, 2011 AT 12:00 PM
If you have purchased this product at the Co-op, you may return it for a full refund.
The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op sends this notice to our customers as a part of the fulfillment of our purpose “to be a trusted source of natural foods and products and a reliable source for consumer information.”