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On Wednesday, Jan. 20, I sat through a few meetings, delivered a presentation on food safety labeling, and was interviewed for a podcast on food safety. All of this work took place at my home as we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, I joined

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Anyone who has retail raw whole milk, skim milk and cream on hand from Dungeness Valley Creamery should not consume it because samples have tested positive for E. coli, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal illnesses.

The Sequim, WA, based creamery issued the recall Tuesday after routine sampling conducted
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The showdown in Washington continues between owners of the Pride & Joy raw milk dairy and state officials in regard to pathogens that state inspectors found in the dairy’s unpasteurized organic milk.

Tuesday the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) reported its latest test results, which confirmed Salmonella in the
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UPDATED CONTENT: Washington state officials have clarified that the two illnesses that spurred their investigation at Pride & Joy Dairy were Salmonella infections in people who reported consuming the dairy’s raw milk before becoming ill. The state did not find Salmonella in the company’s milk, but it did find toxin-producing
Continue Reading UPDATED: Organic dairy recalls raw milk for E. coli; two sick

An E. coli outbreak initially linked to a restaurant in Seattle is now being investigated as a multi-state outbreak with cases confirmed in four states. In addition to seven Washington residents reported last week in connection with the Matador restaurant in Seattle, the outbreak has also sickened people in Colorado,
Continue Reading Victims in three other states linked to E. coli outbreak in Seattle