Raw Milk From PA Now Linked To At Least 78 Illnesses

Cue the Ronbots…. No wait, wrong cult.

Here is some news that will definitely stoke the debate over the safety of drinking unpasteurized milk. The number of raw milk drinkers that have fallen ill from tainted milk sold by one Pennsylvania farm has now hit at least 78 people in four states.

Earlier this month, that number was reported to be about 35 people, all of whom had consumed milk from the same farm in Chambersburg, PA, some time after January 1, 2012.

That farm temporarily shut down raw milk production in January after the outbreak had been identified. It restarted operations in early February after getting an OK from the PA Dept. of Agriculture. The farm now has an on-site lab to test milk every day before it gets to customers.

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reports that 68 of those sickened were in Pennsylvania, five in Maryland, two in New Jersey and three in West Virginia. At least nine people were hospitalized.

Pinkberry Co-Founder Young Lee Accused of Beating Homeless Man

From The Daily Beast:

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, on June 15, 2011, Lee was driving a rented Range Rover along Vermont Avenue in east Hollywood, California, with an acquaintance in the passenger seat when he spotted a homeless man in the street asking passersby for money.

“The detectives told me Lee was somehow offended by a tattoo that was on the defender’s arm, and it was a silhouette of two people in a sexual position,” Lt. Paul Vernon, commanding officer of the Central Detective Division, told The Daily Beast.
Pinkberry Founder Arrested

A verbal argument ensued, at which point Lee parked his car and, according to witnesses, approached the panhandler from behind and struck him in the back of the head with a tire iron. Blood was pouring down the man’s face. He ran from the attackers, but Lee and another suspect chased him down, and Lee again used the tire iron to strike the man’s arm, head, and body multiple times. During the attack, the victim recalled hearing Lee repeatedly yell, “Say I’m sorry! Say I’m sorry,” according to an LAPD search warrant affidavit obtained by The Daily Beast. The man was later admitted to the hospital and treated for various cuts and bruises on his head and torso, as well as a fractured left forearm.