Category Archives: Raw Milk

USA – Raw milk bill requires Hawaii Legislature to choose between health risks or food security

Food Safety News

Hawaii House Bill 521 reads like another attempt to weaken the regulation of raw milk until you notice that the year 3000 is currently listed as the effective date. That might be a long wait for those who want to legalize raw milk and raw milk products in the Aloha State including the bill’s powerful author.

Nevertheless, HB521 is getting serious consideration from Hawaii’s legislative committee. The bill has already been heard by the House Finance Committee and the Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce. Those two committees agree that the purpose of HB 521 is to:

1) Authorize and decriminalize the sale of raw milk and raw milk products directly to consumers for human consumption, subject to certain conditions; and

(2) Authorize the sale of raw goat milk for pet consumption, subject to certain conditions.



Gillot SAS is recalling the following product in Luxembourg:

Nom Small Camembert with raw milk
Unit  150g
Code barre 3 26703 1 60101 0
Date of minimum durability (MDD) 23/03/2023
Lot 018551

Danger: Possible presence of E. coli STEC – Escherichia coli likely to produce toxins (shigatoxins)

E. coli STEC can cause food poisoning which can occur within a week after consumption and result in gastrointestinal disorders often accompanied by cramps. These symptoms may be aggravated in young children, immunocompromised subjects and the elderly. People who have consumed these products and have these symptoms are invited to consult a doctor and report this consumption to him.

Click to access prp10-cen-rf21-communiqu-de-presse-recall-gillot-petit-camembert-bio-fr.pdf

Confirmed sale in Luxembourg by: Delhaize

A sale by other operators cannot be excluded.

Source of information: Gillot SAS recall notification

 Belgium – Sweet & salty “Farmhouse butter made from raw cow’s milk” (250g) from the Ferme Du Bierleux brand – Listeria monocytogenes


Recall of Ferme du Bierleux
Product: Sweet & salty “Farmhouse butter made from raw cow’s milk” (250g) from the Ferme Du Bierleux brand.
Problem: possible presence of Listeria Monocytogenes.
In agreement with the FASFC, the Ferme du Bierleux is withdrawing the product “Beurre de ferme au raw cow’s milk” (sweet & salty) from the Ferme du Bierleux brand from sale and reminding consumers of it following the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

The Bierleux farm asks its customers not to consume this product and to bring it back to the point of sale where it was purchased, where it will be refunded to them.

Product description:

Product name: Raw cow’s milk farm butter – sweet & salty
Brand: Ferme du Bierleux
Use-by date: 03/09/2023
Batch number: 090323
Sale period: from 02/23/2023 to 03/09/2023
Packaging: in white butter paper
Weight: 250 g

The product was distributed by:

Proxy Delhaize Avenue de la Salm 150 4980 Trois-Pont
Bergifa shop Bergifa 22 4990 Lierneux

For any further information , contact:
Mrs. Marie Dogne 0476/882142 mail:

RASFF Alerts – STEC E.coli – Raw Milk Cow Cheese


Shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli in raw milk cow cheese from France in Luxembourg, Netherlands and Germany

Canada – Le Fromage au Village brand Le Cru du Clocher raw milk cheddar cheese recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes



Le Cru du Clocher raw milk cheddar cheese
Food – Microbial Contamination – Listeria
What to do

Do not consume, use, sell, serve, or distribute recalled products

Affected products


The food recall warning issued on 2023-02-11 has been amended to correctly identify the affected products. The corrections for these products are marked by an asterisk (*).

The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination.

The recalled products have been sold in Ontario, Quebec, online and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, contact your healthcare provider
  • Check to see if you have recalled products
  • Do not consume, serve, use, sell, or distribute recalled products
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Research – Extending the Shelf Life of Raw Milk and Pasteurized Milk with Plantaricin FB-2



Raw milk and pasteurized milk are characterized by a short shelf life, and drinking expired raw milk and pasteurized milk causes illness. In the study, Plantaricin FB-2 (extracted from Lactiplantibacillus plantarum FB-2) was added to liquid milk. By evaluating the microbial growth, acidity changes, protein content, and sensory changes in raw milk and pasteurized milk during storage, it was found that when Plantaricin FB-2 was added at 0.4 g/kg, the shelf life of raw milk was extended by 3 days (7 days if not added). The shelf life of pasteurized milk with Plantaricin FB-2 was extended to 31 days (25 days in the control group), and the optimal amount was 0.3 g/kg. This confirmed that Plantaricin FB-2 can effectively prolong the shelf life of raw and pasteurized milk. This study provides valuable information for the application of bacteriocins produced by Lactiplantibacillus plantarum in raw milk and pasteurized milk to improve their shelf life.

France – Raw Milk Cheese – Grand Duke – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name Here in Chartreuse
  • Model names or references Grand Duke 120
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3760305510068 120-22 Date of minimum durability 15/01/2023
  • Packaging Wheel / Cut to size / Grated for fondue
  • Marketing start/end date From 06/11/2022 to 15/11/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark FR-73-107-001-CE
  • Further information Product: Raw milk cheese Brand: Ici en Chartreuse Type: Grand-Duc Batch: 12022 Packaging: loose or melted Date of marketing: 06.11.2022 Date of end of marketing: 15.11.2022 Health approval number: F-73-107 -001 CE
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Regions: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
  • Distributors SICA store in Granier, Prolactine, Phillipe Chaize

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Suspicion of Listeria monocytogenes

Research – Study Confirms that Raw Milk Is Linked to Foodborne Illness

Food Poisoning Bulletin

A new study has confirmed that raw milk is linked to foodborne illness. During the time period of 2013 to 2018, 75 outbreaks that caused 675 illnesses were linked to unpasteurized milk. Of these illnesses, almost half were among children and teenagers aged o to 19 years. Given that the consumption of raw milk is low in this country, with only about 1 to 2% of the adult population buying it, these numbers are shocking. The study points out that almost 80% of those outbreaks occurred in states where the sale of raw milk is allowed.

France – RAW MILK FARM CELTIC – Salmonella

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product subcategory Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name HENNART
  • Model names or references RAW MILK FARM CELTIC
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Lot Date
    2606427000000 243101 Use-by date 14/12/2022
  • Marketing start/end date From 06/12/2022 to 14/12/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Departments: BAS-RHIN (67)
  • Distributors SUPER U GERTWILLER
  • List of points of saleLIST.pdf

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall PRESENCE OF SALMONELLA
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Salmonella spp (causative agent of salmonellosis)

Research -Quantitative microbiological risk assessment of traditional food of animal origin produced in short supply chains in Poland



Polish raw-milk cheeses produced in short supply chains may pose a threat to consumer safety due to pathogen presence. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium of great importance for the food safety of refrigerated RTE foods due to its ability to grow at refrigeration temperatures.

During the EU-FORA fellowship, a stochastic risk assessment was designed and executed to estimate the risk for consumers from L. monocytogenes in these products. The aim was to develop a probabilistic QMRA model that would incorporate the variability and uncertainty of the model’s inputs such as prevalence, initial concentration levels, product intrinsic factors, domestic storage temperature and consumer behaviour. The project involved data collection and analysis, growth model selection, mathematical modelling and Monte Carlo analysis in R programming language.

Microbiological and physicochemical testing were carried out throughout the year on two types of cheeses in combination with a domestic refrigerator temperature survey and accompanying consumption questionnaire. Collected data were fitted to probability distributions using R. The appropriate growth model for the pathogen was selected based on an inoculation study performed on one of the raw-milk cheeses and the chosen mathematical model was written into the R script developed for the QMRA. The dose–response model used the ingested dose calculated from the modelled concentration of L. monocytogenes at the time of consumption and the single serving size from the questionnaire to estimate the probability of illness. The final risk was expressed as probability of listeriosis for Polish consumers per serving of raw-milk cheese.