A Tenino dairy says it’s recalling its fluid raw milk products because of the danger of contamination with potentially harmful E. coli bacteria.
Frisia Dairy and Creamery distributes unpasteurized whole and skim milk and cream through sales outlets in Lewis, Thurston and Pierce counties and through the farm itself.
There have been no reported illnesses related to the recalled products, the dairy said.
The dairy initiated the voluntary recall after a test by the Washington State Department of Agriculture in a routine sampling found E.coli bacteria in a skim milk sample.
The dairy said it and the agriculture department are continuing an investigation into the source of the contamination. No other samples were found to contain that bacteria.
Toxin-producing E. coli infections may cause severe diarrhea, stomach cramps and bloody stool. Symptoms generally appear three to four days after exposure, but can take as long as nine days to appear.
Anyone experiencing these symptoms should contact a health care provider, the dairy advised.
The infection sometimes causes hemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious disease in which red blood cells are destroyed and the kidneys fail. Infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are especially at risk.
The milk products are sold in pint, half-gallon, and gallon containers. Recalled fluid raw milk products were sold from the on-farm location at 4800 Skookumchuck Rd SE, Tenino and from the following locations:
Olympia Food Co-op, 3111 Pacific Ave. Olympia
Yelm Co-op, 404 First St. Yelm
Mt. Community Co-op, 105 Carter St. Eatonville
Shop-N-Kart, 2100 N. National Ave. Chehalis
Olympia Food Co-op, 921 Rogers Olympia
Olympia Local Foods, 2442 Mottman Road SW Tumwater
Baily’s IGA, 10333 Hwy 12 SW Rochester
Tenino IGA, 669 Lincoln Ave. Tenino