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2 in NJ sickened from raw milk from Pa. farm

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Health officials say two people in New Jersey have been sickened from drinking raw milk from a central Pennsylvania dairy connected to dozens of illnesses in four states.

The New Jersey health department says a 27-year-old man from Burlington County and a 3-year-old boy from Gloucester County became ill after consuming raw milk from the Family Cow Dairy in Chambersburg, Pa.

The dairy resumed bottling raw milk this month after a voluntary 11-day shutdown following illnesses first reported in January.

The U.S. government says unpasteurized milk can contain harmful bacteria. Besides New Jersey, authorities have confirmed cases of bacterial infection in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.

Pennsylvania allows the sale of unpasteurized dairy products. New Jersey doesn’t, although a bill has been introduced in the Legislature to legalize its sale.

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