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E. coli Outbreak from Raw Milk Cheese Affects 10 Across the US, Including 2 from Utah


WASHINGTON ‌— A multistate E. coli⁢ outbreak,⁣ linked to raw ⁤milk cheese, has resulted⁢ in ten ‌people⁢ falling ill, including‍ two individuals from Utah, according to a food safety alert issued ⁢by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday.

The CDC reported, “Four of these individuals have been admitted to the‍ hospital, and one has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a severe condition that can lead to kidney failure. Fortunately, no fatalities have been reported so far.”

Out of the ten infected​ individuals, six reported consuming raw cheddar cheese from the brand RAW FARM.

While the CDC continues to investigate the outbreak, it has issued a warning to consumers,​ advising them to avoid consuming RAW FARM’s​ raw cheddar cheese, ⁢available in both original and jalapeño flavors. RAW FARM is collaborating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and has initiated a recall of its ⁢products, as per the‍ CDC’s statement.

RAW FARM has stated that their cheese is produced ‌from whole raw milk.

Raw milk, which is milk‌ from cows or other animals that ‍has not undergone pasteurization, can ‌harbor harmful⁤ bacteria such as⁤ listeria, salmonella, and E. coli, warns the CDC.

E. coli bacteria naturally ⁣reside ‍in the intestines of​ humans and animals. Exposure to a specific strain of E. coli, known as Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, can⁣ lead to ⁤symptoms such as cramps, bloody diarrhea, and even kidney failure. The‍ CDC estimates that approximately 265,000 infections from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli occur in ⁢the U.S. annually.

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  1. Agree – Raw milk cheese can be delicious, but it’s just not worth the risk of getting sick from E. coli. It’s important to prioritize food safety to protect ourselves and our loved ones.


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