Local Dairy Stops Producing Milk, 5 Sickened

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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.”

RELATED LINKS:
Brunton Dairy
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
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