Recent News of Illness Associated with Raw Milk Consumption


Fairville recently received an alert to the concern of Illness Associated with Raw Milk in the local area and we wanted to share this information with our population.

West Chester, PA – The Chester County Health Department has been informed of an increase of severe gastro enteric symptoms among persons who drank raw milk supplied by Kimberton Farms Dairy. Kimberton Whole Foods, distributor, has removed raw milk products packaged by Kimberton Farms Dairy (also known as Camp Hill Village or Kimberton Hills) from its Kimberton and Downingtown stores.

The Chester County Health Department is working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and neighboring County Health Departments on this investigation. Anyone experiencing diarrhea, vomiting, bloody stool, and/or abdominal pain within two weeks after ingesting raw milk or raw milk products should contact their physician. It is strongly suggested that anyone with raw milk bearing the labels mentioned above discard the remaining product.

For information on raw milk, visit www.chesco.org/health or call 610-344-6452.

COUNTY OF CHESTER

COMMISSIONERS Terence Farrell Kathi Cozzone Ryan A. Costello

MARGARET C. RIVELLO, M.B.A. County Health Director

CHESTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Chester County Government Services Center 601 Westtown Road, Suite 290 West Chester, PA 19380-0990

610-344-6225 FAX: 610-344-6727 www.chesco.org/health