RAW MILK UPDATE
We have worked closely with the Food Standards Agency in the past weeks to identify the source of the Campylobacter jejuni bacteria that was isolated from a sample of our raw milk. It was devastating to know that several people contracted the bacteria and we are hugely sorry that this has happened. In the year before we started to supply raw milk we undertook thorough risk assessments and put in place rigorous procedures to control those risks. We were not required to test for compylobacter so this outbreak really hit us from behind. We have learned a lot during the last two months.
It was important to make changes one at a time so that the impact could be measured. Changes have been made to our water supply, the milking parlour pipework and the chemicals we use in the cleaning regime. We are pleased to say that the required three tests taken at weekly intervals since the changes were made have all been clear. The Food Standards Agency is now satisfied that the risk to public health caused by compylobacter no longer exists.
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