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Belle Fourche dairy resumes selling raw milk

News Mitchell,South Dakota 57301
The Daily Republic
Belle Fourche dairy resumes selling raw milk
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

BELLE FOURCHE (AP) -- A Belle Fourche dairy that was ordered to stop sales last week after bacteria was found in a sample has been given the OK to sell its unpasteurized milk again.

The state Agriculture Department ordered Black Hills Milk to halt sales after a bacteria that can cause food poisoning was found in the sample. Dairy owner Dawn Habeck tells the Rapid City Journal ( ) that the dairy was retested Thursday and given the go-ahead to resume sales Monday.

Habeck says the brief shutdown cost the dairy about $3,000. She also wonders if sales will suffer, though she says the dairy has been inundated with support from customers. She estimates the dairy has about 2,000 customers.