The Minnesota Department of Health is warning people who bought milk from Hartmann Dairy Farm, otherwise known as M.O.M.’s, to not drink it and throw it away. The MDH said the milk may have been labeled as organic. In addition, cheese, ice cream or other dairy products from the farm should be thrown away because it may have also been made from raw, or unpasteurized, milk.
Raw milk sales are against the law Minnesota, except for occasional purchases directly at the farm where the milk is produced. The MDH is also investigating a fourth case of E. coli to see if it is linked to the other cases.
Symptoms of E. coli include stomach cramps and diarrhea, usually two to five days after eating the contaminated food. The MDH asks anyone who may have gotten sick after eating products for the dairy farm to call the agency at 651-201-5414.