Our milk was recently linked to an outbreak of campylobacter. From what we know from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, ten people were diagnosed with campylobacter in April and May. We were informed yesterday that samples taken by the FDA tested positive for the bacteria. That same whole raw milk that test postive for campylobacter was also sent to the state lab for our monthly inspection. Those tests came back perfect and very well below an unacceptable limit, so you can imagine both our surprise and dismay at learning this. The quality of our product is our topmost priority and we are working with our diagnostic lab and veterinarian to determine the source of the issue since we had no indication that such a problem existed.
We are suggesting that if you have recently purchased raw milk or cream directly from our farm you dispose of it. We will gladly replace it with a gallon of pasteurized milk or cream.
Please know that our pasteurized milk and raw cheese tested negative for the bacteria, and are not part of the recall! We will continue to offer our other products: pasteurized milk, chocolate milk, buttermilk, and all of our cheeses, as well as our meat, bakery, and produce items! Again, this recall is for raw milk and cream only.
We want to be transparent in what actions we are taking moving forward. We strive for quality everyday, working with our inspectors to maintain the highest quality product. Our deepest sympathy to those who had symptoms of or were diagnosed with campylobacter. One person falling ill from a product we produce is too many.
We will keep all of our customers up to date as information becomes available. Thank you so much for your understanding!
Follow this link to learn more about campylobacter: https://www.cdc.gov/campylobacter/faq.html