Local Dairy Stops Producing Milk, 5 Sickened
ALIQUIPPA (KDKA) — Consumers are being advised to throw out or return glass-bottled, pasteurized milk from the Brunton Dairy in Aliquippa, Beaver County.
According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the advisory comes from Pennsylvania’s health and agriculture departments as well as the Allegheny County Health Department.
The Post-Gazette reports five people who drank the milk have gotten sick. They reportedly developed diarrhea as well as some other symptoms, which are caused by a bacteria called Yersinia enterocolitica. A sixth case is being investigated.
Three of the cases along with the suspected case are in Allegheny County, and the other two are in Beaver County, the Post-Gazette reports.
The dairy has suspended milk production as the investigation continues.
A statement has been posted on the Brunton Dairy’s website. It reads in part: “We were contacted by the PA Department of Health and Department of Agriculture with concerns about a possible link to a very small number of illnesses, though no conclusive or significant evidence supports that. We undergo regular testing and inspections as required by law, and all those tests have returned negative.”