CDC Warns of E. Coli outbreak linked to raw milk cheese

Feb. 21, 2024
E. Coli outbreak.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli infections has been posted:

Key Points: 

  • Ten people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli have been reported from four states. Four people have been hospitalized and one person developed hemolytic uretic syndrome. This is a serious condition that can cause kidney failure. No deaths have been reported.
  • Of the 6 people who remembered the details of the raw milk cheese they ate, all reported eating RAW FARM brand raw cheddar cheese.
  • CDC advises people not to eat, sell, or serve RAW FARM brand raw cheddar cheese while the investigation is ongoing.
  • RAW FARM LLC has agreed to recall products and is working with FDA.

What People and Businesses Should Do: 

  • Do not sell or serve RAW FARM brand raw cheddar cheese.
  • Wash and sanitize items and surfaces that may have come in contact with contaminated cheese.
  • Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any severe E. coli symptoms.
  • Wash surfaces and containers that may have touched these products using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.

CDC release