A Claravale Farm recall in California extends to raw milk and raw cream after Campylobacter bacteria was found in a sample of the company’s raw cream. Claravale Farm of San Benito County, CA, producer of the raw milk and raw cream, is also under a quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Whiteford.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is currently conducting an epidemiological investigation of reported clusters of Campylobacter illness that may be associated with consumption of raw milk products. What this means is that CDPH is interviewing people who contracted campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter infection) after consuming raw milk products produced by Claravale Farm.  For children who are sickened, their parents are generally interviewed.Our Campylobacter lawyers are investigating this outbreak and are available for a free consultation (click here).

Campylobacteriosis is a serious illness that may lead to meningitis or Guillan-Barre syndrome (GBS), which causes the body to damage its own nerve cells (outside of the brain and spinal cord), resulting in muscle weakness and, in some cases, paralysis.

The California Department of Agriculture is urging consumers to dispose of any product remaining in their refrigerators with code dates of “MAR 27” and earlier, and retailers are to pull those products immediately from their shelves.

On March 19th, Claravale Farm voluntarily ceased distribution of its products after CDFA made a preliminary positive finding of campylobacter in raw cream. The stoppage of distribution included goat milk, as well.