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E. coli found in sample from Sequim creamery that sells products across Western Washington, according to state

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Feb. 26, 2013 at 10:19 pm with No Comments »
February 26, 2013 10:23 pm

Officials found toxin-producing E. coli in the process of sampling raw cream from a Sequim-based business, according to the state Department of Agriculture.

Consumers should not drink raw Jersey cream, raw Jersey whole milk or raw Jersey skim milk from the Dungeness Valley Creamery, state officials said in a release today. Products with best by dates of 03/02 or later may be contaminated, according to the release.

The creamery’s website lists the following locations as places where its products are sold:

• Bainbridge Island: Real Foods; Pan D’Amore; Walt’s Lynwood Center Market

• Bothell: Tru Health

• Bremerton: CJ’s Evergreen General Store; Fresh Local

• Federal Way: Marlene’s Market & Deli

• Issaquah: Front Street Red Apple

• Longview: Country village Nutrition Shoppe

• Olympia: Olympia Food Co-op East; Olympia Food Co-op West

• Port Angeles: Country Aire; Good To Go

• Port Townsend: Port Townsend Food Co-op

• Poulsbo: Abundantly Green

• Seattle: Madison Market; My Asia’s Essentials; Pike Place Market Creamery

• Sequim: Sequim Prairie Grange; Red Rooster Grocery; Sunny Farms Farm Store

• Tacoma: Marlene’s Market & Deli

• Vancouver: Chuck’s Produce; Neighbors Market

The business and the state Department of Agriculture are investigating the source of the bacteria.

No human illnesses have been connected to the products, the state said.

Anyone experiencing severe diarrhea, stomach cramps and bloody stool should talk to a health care provider, according to the state. Such symptoms can take up to nine days to begin.

Children, pregnant women, seniors and people with compromised immune systems are especially at risk, the state said.

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