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St. John Creamery Recalls E. coli Tainted Raw Milk

A Washington creamery is recalling raw goat milk marketed for humans and pets because of 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 Washington state agriculture officials. The milk can be returned to the store for a refund.

The company says it does not know of any human or pet illnesses associated with their products. E. coli can cause serious illness.

An investigation into the cause of the contamination is ongoing.

  • asma

    Did anyone got sick from it?????

    • St. John Creamery

      No illness was ever reported. No illness has EVER been reported due to consumption of our milk.

  • St. John Creamery

    August 30, 2013

    To Whom It May Concern:

    St. John Creamery, a WSDA licensed Retail Raw Milk operation, located in Lake

    Stevens, Washington, is reintroducing their raw whole goat milk for humans to

    the marketplace.

    The newly manufactured raw goat milk for human consumption is dated 9-13-13

    or later.

    On July 22, 2013, St. John Creamery issued a voluntary recall of refrigerated

    raw whole goat milk dated 7/29/13 and later. They also recalled frozen raw goat

    milk for pets bearing the dates 5/29/14 and later. Data gathered from recall audit

    checks indicated that this recall was effective.

    WSDA conducted follow up inspection work with the firm, including additional

    sampling of the product. Additional testing did not detect the toxin-producing

    E.coli bacteria that originally led to this recall.

    Retail raw milk is legal to sell and buy in Washington, but there are serious

    potential health risks. Consumers should read the warning label on the retail raw

    milk container carefully and make an informed decision.

    Please contact me at 360-725-5761 if you have any questions.

    Sincerely,

    Lucy Severs

    Program Manager

    Food Safety Program

    cc. File # 8484