Eastern Washington dairy recalls raw milk due to E. coli
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Toppenish dairy is recalling some of its organic raw milk after state Department of Agriculture inspectors recently found E. coli bacteria in raw milk products sold by the company.
Samples containing E. coli were taken from products sold by Pride & Joy on Jan. 30.
The common product between the cases was raw milk.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that anyone who purchased raw milk from Pride & Joy Creamery with a “best by” date from Feb. 10 to Feb 24 is asked to return the product immediately.
Agriculture department communications director Hector Castro says the state inspection was prompted after two salmonella illnesses were reported to the state.
according to E. coli prompts raw milk recall in WashingtonPride & Joy Creamery of Toppenish, WA is recalling organic retail raw fluid milk because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli) that can cause serious illness.
Consumers should read the warning label on the retail raw milk container carefully and ask their retailer to verify the milk was produced and processed by a WSDA-licensed operation.
Pride & Joy Creamery organic retail raw milk displaying Best By dates of February 10 through Feb. 24 has been recalled.
Retail raw milk is legal to sell and buy in Washington State, but the potential health risks are serious.
Recalled milk was sold at the on-farm store and online as well as at drop off locations and retail stores throughout Washington state.
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