Jul 9, 2010 8:57 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Goat milk causes Colorado illnesses

State health officials say tests show that raw goat milk from a Longmont dairy is responsible for sickening 30 people, including two children who are in the hospital.

Health officials said Thursday that samples of unpasteurized milk from the Billy Goat Dairy tested positive for the strains of campylobacter and E. coli that have made the people sick.

On June 29, the Boulder County Department of Public Health ordered the dairy to stop distributing milk to the 43 households that buy a "share" of a goat for $40 a month in return for a gallon of raw milk a week.

Dairy operator Bill Campbell has been certified to produce raw milk since January 2009. Campbell says he's working to comply with department regulations.


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