Raw milk is a frequent source of food poisoning outbreaks with E. coli bacteria. Children have the highest risk of suffering a severe illness or death.
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French Broad Farms E. Coli Outbreak
In June 2018, unpasteurized raw milk and animals from French Broad Farms in Knoxville, Tennessee were linked to a serious outbreak of E. coli infections. At least 10 children under the age of 4 were sickened, including 4 children who developed a life-threatening type of kidney failure known as Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).
Is Raw Milk Illegal in Tennessee?
It is illegal in Tennessee to buy raw milk, but “cow-shares” were legalized in 2009. French Broad Farms operated as a “cow-share” or “dairy-share,” in which a group of people pay a farmer for milking their cows and pick up their share of raw milk from the farmer every week.
What is Raw Milk?
Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized or heat-treated to kill harmful bacteria. It can be contaminated with a wide variety of bacteria that can cause life-threatening illnesses, even when the animal appears to be healthy.
Raw Milk Linked to 80+ Illness Outbreaks
From 2007 to 2012, 26 states reported 81 illness outbreaks linked to raw milk. The outbreaks caused 979 illnesses and 73 hospitalizations. Shiga toxin-producing E. coli caused 17% of outbreaks.
What is the Risk?
Data from 2009 to 2014 found that unpasteurized raw milk was 840-times more likely to cause food poisoning than pasteurized milk. Furthermore, people who get sick are 45-times more likely to be hospitalized compared to people who get ill from pasteurized milk.
Raw Milk Dangers for Children
Infections with E. coli are very dangerous for young children. The infection causes vomiting and watery diarrhea, which can quickly lead to dehydration in young children. Some strains of E. coli bacteria also produce Shiga toxin, which can cause kidney failure.
Symptoms of E. Coli Food Poisoning
The symptoms usually begin 1 to 8 days after ingesting E. coli, and can include:
- Diarrhea (may be watery or bloody)
- Abdominal cramping
- Stomach pain or tenderness
- Nausea and vomiting
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