Late yesterday, a Bellingham, Washington company called Jackie’s Jersey Milk recalled raw milk product due to possible contamination by E. coli O157:H7.  The contamination was detected during routine sampling and testing of the company’s products by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. 

Products subject to the recall include all Jackie’s Jersey Raw Jersey Cow Milk with a "use by" date through March 4, 2010.  The half-gallon containers are sold in retail grocery stores in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish and King counties, so anybody with any raw milk in their refrigerators from South King County to the Canadian border would be well advised to find out exactly where their raw milk came from before consuming it themselves, or more importantly giving it to any small children.