State agricultural officials have issued a quarantine order for raw milk produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County after a routine inspection found campylobacter bacteria in the milk.
The affected milk is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced Friday by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones. No illnesses have been reported at this time.
Under the recall, Organic Pastures Dairy brand Grade-A raw milk labeled with a code date of OCT 24 is to be pulled immediately from retail shelves, and consumers are strongly urged to dispose of any product remaining in their refrigerators.
Symptoms of campylobacteriosis include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. Most people with campylobacteriosis recover completely. Illness usually occurs 2 to 5 days after exposure to campylobacter and lasts about a week.