A raw milk dairy in Washington state has voluntarily recalled some of its raw milk and cream products after a recent routine test found Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in a sample of raw cream.
Spanish Sonrise Dairy in Yacolt, WA, has recalled all of its raw cow’s milk and goat’s milk and cream with expiration dates between April 16-21, 2015, according to The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver, WA.
Products with those expiration dates should be thrown away, and anyone with questions about the recall can call the dairy at (360) 931-7283, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PDT.
The recalled products were sold at Amboy Market, Sonrise Market in Dollars Corner, New Seasons Market in Vancouver, and Camas Produce and Arnada Naturals in Vancouver. The milk is sold in gallon and half-gallon plastic containers, and the cream is sold in pint and quart plastic containers.
The recall was announced as a precaution, and no milk samples tested positive for Listeria, according to news reports.
The dairy’s owners, Jose and Tina Rodriguez, said they pulled all their cow’s milk and cream from store shelves on Friday and retrieved the goat’s milk from stores on Monday.
Tina Rodriguez said this was the first positive test result for the dairy, which the couple opened in 2011. Because of the incident, they have reportedly decided to close the dairy.
Listeria infection is particularly dangerous for pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems.© Food Safety News