A Salmonella outbreak has been linked to a popular milk brand that has left nine people sick. Health officials are urging consumers not to drink this product.
Government health officials are urging consumers to check their refrigerators and to inform family and friends of this dangerous recall. If this product is consumed, consumers may experience minor to severe symptoms.
Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, chills, blood in stool, and in rare cases, death, according to the "Mayo Clinic." Salmonella bacteria may result in typhoid fever, a sometimes deadly disease, however, this is more common in developing countries.
Bear Lake, Pennsylvania company, Pot 'O Gold Dairy Specialties is currently under investigation after health officials discovered a link between Salmonella and their milk product, according to the government's website.
The Pennsylvania State Department of Agriculture issued a statement stating that nine illness have been confirmed and linked to Pot 'O Gold milk. The statement did not release any information as to the ages of the patients, whether or not they have been hospitalized, or the illness onset date was.
The milk was sold from September 10, 2018, and October 12, 2018, and Pennsylvania officials are urging consumers to discard the product.
The raw, unpasteurized Pot 'O Gold whole milk was sold in half gallon glass containers and was sold in at least 16 stores in the Bear Lake area, according to "Food Safety News." The list of the exact locations can be found here.
If you have purchased this product, you are asked to either discard the milk or to return it to the place of purchase.
If consumers are experiencing any of the symptoms above, health officials suggest seeking medical attention. Be sure to inform your family and friends on this product!