The Times Union reported that the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets said Thursday it wants to warn consumers not to drink unpasteurized raw milk made at Breese Hollow Dairy in Hoosick Falls due to possible Listeria contamination – the second time such contamination was found at the farm in the last month.
No illnesses have been reported. A sample of the milk collected by an inspector was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. That bacteria causes listeriosis, what can be a serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, cancer patients, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.