Our law firm is investigating an outbreak of Campylobacter infections (campylobacteriosis) associated with drinking Claravale Farm raw milk. To date, six Northern California residents have been sickened.
CDPH identified multiple bottles of Claravale Farm raw milk and raw cream that tested positive for Campylobacter.
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning consumers that the consumption of unpasteurized (raw) dairy products may cause serious illness, including Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), which can cause paralysis. Pasteurization is a heating process that kills pathogens. Raw milk can be contaminated with Campylobacter, E. coli (most often O157:H7), Listeria and other dangerous pathogens.
Under the direction of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Claravale Farm of San Benito County, CA initiated a recall of raw milk, raw nonfat milk and raw cream produced by the company, with code dates of “MAR 28” and earlier. These products are also under quarantine order, according to California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones.
You should not drink the recalled raw milk and raw cream. If you or a loved one has been sickened, you can click here now to request a free consultation.
Claravale Farm raw milk was the source of another outbreak. In 2012, 22 people contracted Campylobacter infections from Claravale Farm raw milk.
The sale of raw milk from some dairies is legal in California. We urge parents not to feed their children raw milk or any product made with it. Our law firm has represented many people sickened by raw milk. In one case, a young child contracted hemolytic uremic syndrome, a severe form of kidney failure. We also represented a man who developed Guillain-Barre syndrome and is now permanently paralyzed.
Raw milk products sold in California are required to carry a warning label:
“WARNING: Raw (unpasteurized) milk and raw milk dairy products may contain disease-causing microorganisms. Persons at highest risk of disease from these organisms include newborns and infants; the elderly; pregnant women; those taking corticosteroids, antibiotics or antacids; and those having chronic illnesses or other conditions that weaken their immunity.”