GRANGER, WA— Pride &
Joy Creamery, LLC of Granger, WA is recalling raw
fluid milk because it may be contaminated with
Escherichia coli bacteria (E.
coli) that can cause serious illness. The
unpasteurized milk was sold at the farm and
distributed through nine retail outlets in King,
Pierce, Snohomish and Skagit counties.
The recall was initiated after sampling by
the Washington State Department of Agriculture
(WSDA) discovered that the product was contaminated
with toxin-producing E. coli.
Pride & Joy Dairy and WSDA are continuing
their investigation into the source of the problem.
WSDA and other public health officials are exploring
the possibility that there has been human illness
linked to this milk.
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli
infections may cause severe diarrhea, stomach cramps
and bloody stool. Symptoms generally appear three to
four days after exposure, but can take as long as
nine days to appear. Anyone experiencing these
symptoms should contact a health care provider.
The infection sometimes causes hemolytic
uremic syndrome, a serious disease in which red
blood cells are destroyed and the kidneys fail.
Infants, children, pregnant women, the
elderly and those with compromised immune systems
are especially at risk.
Pride & Joy Raw Cow’s Milk bearing expiration
dates of 9/30/2011 and 9/31/11 has been recalled.
The milk is sold only in gallon, half gallon
and quart containers.
Recalled raw milk was sold from the on-farm
store at 2145 Liberty Road in Granger, WA and from
the following locations:
2804 Grand Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Bothell, WA 98012
2951 S. 38th ST.
Tacoma, WA 98409
2565 s. Gateway Center Place
Federal Way, WA 98003
Skagit Valley Food
202 S. 1st Street
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273
21705 66th Ave, West
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Seattle, WA 98122
26011 104th Ave, SE
Kent, WA 98030
Sunshine Corner Nutrition
15220 SE 272th, Suite F
Kent, WA 98042