Certain units of raw milk sold on the New Hampshire Seacoast could cause gastrointestinal illness after being consumed, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

In a warning to New Hampshire residents, DHHS said it is advising consumers not to consume Brandmoore Farm retail raw milk with best-by dates through February 5, according to a press release.

Brandmoore Farm, which is located in Rollinsford, is assisting the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) in attempts to notify potentially affected customers and to determine the cause of the illness, DHHS said.

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The release said Brandmoore Farm distributes its raw milk from its retail store in Rollinsford as well as at Heron Pond Farm in South Hampton and Dog Rose Farm in Lee.

If you have raw milk from Brandmoore Farm in your refrigerator, DHHS is advising you to dispose of the product and not drink it.

DPHS Director Lisa Morris said raw milk can carry bacteria and germs that could "cause serious health consequences, including death."

Raw milk is milk from any animal that has not undergone the process of pasteurization that kills any harmful bacteria. Raw milk can carry harmful bacteria and other germs that can cause serious health consequences including death.

We appreciate Brandmoore Farms notifying the Division about concerns from their customers, and their willingness to work with us as we currently investigate several cases of gastrointestinal illness.

To report an illness after raw milk consumption, contact the NH Division of Public Health Services at 603-271-4496. For more information about the health risks and raw milk consumption, visit this link.

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