Grade A raw cream produced by Organic Pastures of Fresno County—product with the code date SEP 12—is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Richard Breitmeyer. The quarantine order came following the detection of campylobacter bacteria in the cream. The detection was confirmed this morning.
Campylobacter is one of the most common causes of food-borne illness in the U.S. At this point, no illnesses have been reported, said the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). People with symptoms who consumed this product should consult their physicians.
Under the recall, Organic Pastures Grade A raw cream labeled with a SEP 12 code date is to be pulled immediately from retail shelves. Consumers are strongly urged to dispose of any product remaining in their refrigerators, CDFA said.
Catherine Merlo is Western editor for Dairy Today. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.