New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball is warning consumers not to consume unpasteurized, raw milk from Happy Hollow Dairy Farm because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Happy Hollow Dairy Farm is in Springville, NY.
The warning comes after a sample of the milk collected by an inspector from the department was discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. On April 1 the producer was notified of a preliminary positive test result. Further laboratory testing, completed April 6 confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the raw milk sample. The producer is now prohibited from selling raw milk until subsequent sampling indicates that its product is free of harmful bacteria.