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Raw Goat Milk Recalled in Washington State over E. Coli Risk

Due to possible E. coli contamination, St. John Creamery of Lake Stevens, Wash., is recalling both refrigerated and frozen raw goat milk sold in various-sized containers with brown caps. The product was sold in western Washington with sell-by dates of July 29 and later.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The milk can be returned to stores for a refund.

No illnesses have been associated with the product at this time. However, given the amount of time involved in linking an illnesses to a specific food product, it is impossible to say whether anyone has been sickened.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jackie-Schmidts/100003472084288 Jackie Schmidts

    Raw goat’s, cow, sheep milk should not be allowed to be sold to the general public. It is a health hazard. Government and food safety regulators in states that allow the sale of raw milk look the other way and succumb to political pressure from the raw milk advocates. Stop the sale of raw milk to the general public!

    • Gina

      Not everyone feels the same way about raw milk. You are entitled to your options and we are to ours. When it is “treated” the good elements of milk are also destroyed. Throughout the years people have survived drinking raw milk despite less options regarding sanitation. Your comment and choices are respected. Please don’t force it on the rest of us if we choose to drink raw milk or make it into products such as kefir, cheese, etc. Thank you.

    • naser20004

      There are far more food poisoning cases associated with meat consumption than raw milk, so do you want to ban the sale of meat?