District continues investigation at Youngs
Some longtime regulars at Youngs Jersey Dairy are undeterred by
the recent salmonella poisoning connected with the establishment. Ralph
Hildebrand of Beavercreek has been a Youngs patron for years, and
he has continued eating there as usual.
My wife and I continue to come here every Saturday and Sunday morning,
and Im not worried about getting sick, Hilde-brand said. The
only thing I think or care about is coming over and having breakfast as
Since the Clark County Combined Health District began its food poisoning
investigation at Youngs in early December, 38 people have tested
positive for salmonella, including 13 Youngs employees. Those who
tested positive were found to have eaten at Youngs or were otherwise
contaminated sometime between Nov. 29 and Dec. 19, according to a Dec.
30 press release from the Health District.
Last week, the Health District found that the skim milk bottled at Youngs
on Nov. 29 tested positive for salmonella. No other milk product tests
have come back positive, though the district is continuing to send milk,
cream and butter samples to its epidemiology lab.
Hildebrand said he occasionally orders the dairys unpasteurized
milk and has never had a problem. He is willing to drive the distance
for the smoke-free atmosphere, friendly service and familiar faces. Hildebrand
said he felt so confident in the safety of the restaurant that he took
his grandchildren there several times over the holidays.
An additional 25 food poisoning cases are still being investigated for
links to Youngs. The Health District also is continuing to run tests
on all of the dairys milking cows. Results are pending.
Food poisoning cases have been found in twelve counties in Ohio: Butler,
Clark, Clinton, Greene, Madison, Montgomery, Shelby, Highland, Hamilton,
Preble, Miami and Warren. Two cases have been found in Chicago and Indianapolis.