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The Family Cow now Linked to 43 with Campylobacter

216509600.jpgPress reports tonight have Pennsylvania state health officials saying there are now 43 confirmed cases of Campylobacter infections linked to raw milk from a Franklin County farm.

The confirmed cases of Campylobacter infection include 36 people in Pennsylvania, four in Maryland, two in West Virginia, and one in New Jersey.

Officials announced last week that the infections are linked to raw milk sold by The Family Cow store near Scotland.

The owners have apologized, saying in a statement that the illnesses have made them “sick at heart and spirit,” and they have offered refunds on the milk purchased from them.

The state Agriculture Department, meanwhile, said The Family Cow passed a final inspection late Monday afternoon and may resume production and bottling of raw milk.