The Federal Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to drink raw milk from Tucker Adkins Dairy of York. They are reporting three confirmed cases and five probable cases of campylobacteriosis in North Carolina are associated with raw milk from Tucker Adkins Dairy.
Campylobacter is one of the most common causes of diarrheal illness in the United States.
Raw milk is unpasteurized milk. Retail sale of raw milk is legal in South Carolina,yet it is illegal to distribute raw milk in final package form for direct human consumption in interstate commerce.
The FDA is working with officials in North Carolina and South Carolina to investigate the outbreak n three different households. One person was hospitalized.
Public health authorities, including FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have expressed concerns about the hazards of drinking raw milk for decades.
The symptoms of illness may include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, headache and body ache. If consumers of raw milk are experiencing one or more of these symptoms after consuming raw milk or food products made from raw milk, they should contact their health care provider immediately.