HARRISBURG, Pa. — Consumers who purchased raw whole milk distributed by BAD FARMS, Kempton, Berks County should immediately discard the milk, which was sold in plastic half gallons, gallons, and pints with sell-by date of August 23, 2019. Tests completed during routine sampling indicated that the product tested positive for Campylobacter bacteria.
Milk was labelled BAD FARMS and sold at Emmaus Farmer’s Market, Lehighton Farmers Market in Emmaus, Lehigh County, Trexlertown Farmers’ Market in Breinigsville, Lehigh County, and in BAD FARMS’ on-farm store and Wannamakers General Store, both in Kempton. The product was voluntarily recalled and pulled from shelves by the distributor.
Campylobacter can cause gastrointestinal illness including diarrhea, cramps, fever, and pain.
People who consumed the milk should consult their physicians if they become ill. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports that one customer had a confirmed Campylobacter infection after drinking the milk.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture encourages, protects and promotes agriculture and related industries throughout the commonwealth, while providing consumer protection through inspection services that impact the health and financial security of Pennsylvania’s citizens.
For more information about the department, visit agriculture.pa.gov.
–Shannon Powers, Department of Agriculture