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Published January 21, 2014, 05:02 PM

Listeria found in SD bottled raw milk

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is reporting listeria in a sampling of bottled raw milk from Jerseydale Farms near Brookings, S.D.

By: Agweek Wire Report,

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is reporting listeria in a sampling of bottled raw milk from Jerseydale Farms near Brookings, S.D.

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture advises consumers that raw milk recently purchased from this business may contain harmful bacteria that can lead to listeria infection.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and individuals with weakened immune systems. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. A person with listeriosis may have fever, muscle aches and sometimes nausea or diarrhea. If infection spreads to the nervous system, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance or convulsions can occur.

The contaminated bottled raw milk was sold in the Brookings County area

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