Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner

Food Safety Alert

April 05, 2007

Jessica A. Chittenden

Breese Hollow Dairy has voluntarily suspended raw milk sales

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David Phippen



Breese Hollow Dairy has voluntarily suspended raw milk sales until the State of New York Agricultural Commissioner samples our milk and indicates that the product is free of pathogens.

Breese Hollow Dairy, located in Hoosick, NY, holds a New York license to legally sell raw milk at the farm. The farm has provided the safest product to its customers for over 2 years and is working with Quality Milk Services to continue to do so. Samples are taken monthly and tested at the Department to determine that the milk is free of pathogenic bacteria.

A routine sample of our milk, taken by an inspector from the Division of Milk Control and Diary Services on March 26, 2007 was subsequently tested by the Departmentís Food Laboratory, and tested positive for listeria monocytogenes on April 5, 2007.

Listeria contaminated products can cause listeriosis, a disease that can cause mild flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals, and more serious conditions in immune-compromised individuals.

To dated, no illnesses are known by the Department to be associated with raw milk from our farm and we are doing everything possible to work with NY Ag and Markets to correct this problem.

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