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Raw Milk Recalled in Washington

The Columbian Basin News Reports that raw milk products from Pure Éire dairy in Othello are being recalled due to the possibility of E. coli contamination.

Dairy owner Richard Smith said the company is voluntarily recalling its organic raw milk products dated June 8 and later. The recalled milk is sold in half-gallon glass and plastic containers and one-gallon plastic containers.

Settler’s Country Market is the only retailer in Grant and Adams counties that sells the recalled milk products, said Smith. They have a location in both Ephrata and Moses Lake, he said.

Smith said Washington State Department of Agriculture officials discovered the product may have been contaminated with E. coli during a recent routine monthly sampling.

“They said it was a possible contamination, it wasn’t confirmed,” he said. “But we’ve always stated that we’re going to act with an abundance of caution and we’re going to have to pull the products off the shelf.”

Smith said there have been no reports of human illness associated with the recalled raw milk.

  • kevyak4

    Why anyone would want to buy unpasteurized milk or juice is beyond me. All pasteurized milk is is bringing the milk to 160 degrees and holding it there for a few minutes and it will last longer also.