Pride & Joy Dairy is recalling its organic, unpasteurized, raw milk after state inspectors investigating E. coli illnesses found toxin-producing E. coli bacteria in the dairy’s milk, which has best-by dates of Feb. 10 through 24.
Two E. coli illnesses, one in Pierce County and one in Clark County, both involve people who consumed raw milk, agriculture communications director Hector Castro told the Yakima Herald newspaper late Wednesday. The state collected samples from Pride & Joy on Jan. 30. They tested positive for E. coli and the test results were confirmed Tuesday, Castro told the newspaper.
Neither a statement from the company owners, Allen and Cheryl Voortman, nor a notice on the Washington State Department of Agriculture website mentioned the illnesses.