Oklahoma Orders Statewide Recall on Raw Milk
Raw milk from Swan Bros. Dairy, Inc. of Claremore, Oklahoma, has been recalled statewide after testing positive for Campylobacter jejuni. The traces of Campylobacter were found by the Oklahoma State Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry (ODAFF) during regulatory testing. Raw milk from Swan Bros. Dairy is sold in plastic packages in pints, half-gallons, and gallons, and the recall includes all products containing raw milk, including raw heavy cream, raw whole milk, raw skim milk, and raw 2% milk, which are sold in plastic pints. The raw milk products are sold directly from Swan Bros. Dairy in Claremore, Oklahoma. As of June 22, 2020, 10 people have been diagnosed with a Campylobacter infection caused by the contaminated raw milk. According to testing done by ODAFF, Swan Bros. Dairy raw milk products sold between the dates of April 9, 2020, to June 22, 2020, are contaminated with Campylobacter. Customers who have recently purchased raw milk from Swan Bros. Dairy are advised not to consume the product and dispose of any remaining product immediately. Consumers are also advised to pay attention to any signs of Campylobacter infection after consumption of the contaminated raw milk. Symptoms of a Campylobacter infection typically present within 2-5 days of consumption, and typically last a week.
According to the CDC, campylobacteriosis is the infection caused by Campylobacter bacteria, a foodborne illness bacteria that can be deadly for those who are immunocompromised, such as the elderly, children, those with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women. Symptoms of campylobacteriosis include typical food poisoning symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, stomach aches, and less typical symptoms of nausea and vomiting. While campylobacteriosis may resolve without treatment, those who are immunocompromised are more at risk for a bloodstream infection, which can be life-threatening. If you believe you have been contaminated with Campylobacter, contact your physician to decide if antibiotics are a necessary treatment for you.