For the sixth time in three years, raw milk produced and packaged by Valley Milk Simply Bottled of Stanislaus County in California has been recalled for bacterial contamination. On October 21, the California Department of Food and Agriculture issued a statewide recall and quarantine order after officials found Campylobacter in a sample of the farm’s raw goat milk.
The recall applies to two kinds of goat milk sold in plastic half-gallon jugs marked with code dates of OCT 21 2022 through OCT 31 2022.:
- Valley Milk Simply Bottled Raw Goat Milk
- DESI MILK Raw Goat Milk
Consumers who have this product at home should not drink it as Campylobacter can cause serious illness. The current recall only applies to the raw goat milk listed above, not to the raw cow’s milk that the farm also sells.
Symptoms of Campylobacter infection, called campylobacteriosis, include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. These symptoms usually appear between two and five after exposure.
This is the sixth Valley Milk recall in three years. The other recent Valley Milk raw milk recalls were:
- Raw Sheep Milk, Campylobacter, September 2022
- Raw Cow’s Milk, Campylobacter, September 2021
- Raw Goat Milk, Campylobacter, August 2021
- Raw Cow’s Milk, Campylobacter, July 2020
- Raw Cow’s Milk, Campylobacter, March 2019
At the time of the current recall, the dairy was unaware of any illnesses. However, due to the lag time in reporting some people who drank that milk may have fallen ill. If you drank a raw milk product from Valley Milk and developed symptoms of a Campylobacter infection, see a doctor right away. If you have questions about your legal options, please contact our legal team by calling 1-888-377-8900, sending a text 612-261-0856, or completing the form below. There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we win.