Health Officials: Montrose Dairy Can Reopen If It Meets Requirements

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

State health officials say a Montrose dairy that was under investigation for making several people sick may soon be up and running again -- if it meets a list of requirements.

On April 7, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment ordered the Kinikin Corner Dairy in Montrose to stop producing and distributing raw milk, after officials received reports that eight people who drank the milk had campylobacter disease.

Owner Scott Freeman tells 11 News he received a notice from the Department of Health Tuesday that spells out several tests and other things he must do in order to start up operations once again.

He says samples of the milk he sent to a lab last week came back negative for contamination. Health officials collected another sample of the milk Tuesday for analysis.

Freeman says he is pleased to see things are moving and he looks forward to getting back to work.

Health officials want to remind residents drinking raw milk is risky and they suggest you don't drink any dairy product that's not pasteurized.

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