Raw milk leaves dozens sickened

  • Thu Feb 23rd, 2012 9:48pm
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Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. — Health officials said two people in New Jersey have been sickened from drinking raw milk from a dairy connected to dozens of illnesses in four states.

The health department said a man, 27, from Burlington County and a boy, 3, from Gloucester County became ill after consuming raw milk from the Family Cow Dairy in Chambersburg, Pa.

The dairy resumed bottling raw milk this month after a voluntary 11-day shutdown after illnesses first reported in January.

Authorities also have confirmed cases of bacterial infection in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.

The U.S. government says unpasteurized milk can contain harmful bacteria.

Pennsylvania allows the sale of unpasteurized dairy products. New Jersey doesn’t, although a bill has been introduced in the Legislature to legalize its sale.