On November 18, 2015, a routine sample of raw milk taken by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets tested positive for Salmonella. The sample was taken from raw milk from the Jerry Dell Farm in Tompkins County, New York. Jerry Dell Farm was notified of the positive test result on November 18, and agreed to cease sales of raw milk. They cannot resume sales until a batch of samples tests negative for pathogen contamination. So far, no illnesses have been associated with the contaminated raw milk.
Salmonella poisoning is one of the most common forms of foodborne illness in America. It occurs when someone consumes contaminated food or water. Symptoms of the illness will appear between 12 and 72 hours after infection, and will include abdominal cramping, fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. IN many cases, someone infected with Salmonella will recover within a week and without medical attention. However, in those with certain risk factors, such as the elderly, children, and those with suppressed immune systems, the illness may linger or worsen, making medical attention necessary. If you or a loved one begins to show the symptoms of Salmonella poisoning, contact a medical professional.