Products from a Fresno County-based dairy is at the center of a statewide recall and quarantine order.
According to a statement by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the recall and quarantine order involves raw milk and cream produced by the Organic Pastures Dairy, with a code date of “MAY 18”.
The quarantine order, according to the statement, followed the confirmed detection of Salmonella bacteria in raw cream. According to the statement, The bacteria was found by CDFA inspectors, as part of a routine inspection and sample collection at the facility.
No illnesses have been reported at this time, according to the statement.
According to the statement, as a part of the recall, all Organic Pastures Dairy brand raw milk, raw skim milk, and raw cream with the aforementioned code date will be pulled from store shelves, and consumers are strongly urged to throw away any product remaining in their refrigerators.
According to to the statement, symptoms of Salmonella infection include fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea which may be bloody. According to the statement, most infected with the bacteria will develop symptoms, within 12 to 72 hours after exposure, and while most will recover without medical intervention in four to seven days, some may develop complications that require hospitalization.