WATE TV reports that Deputies and Health Department workers swarmed a Knox County dairy farm Thursday after health officials say several children were sickened with E. coli linked to consuming raw milk.

The owner of McBee Dairy Farm on Strong Road in Mascot says he warns all her customers about the risk. Tennesseans can legally drink raw milk if they own the cow and McBee Dairy Farm is a privately owned cow-share operation.

At least three children were hospitalized with illness from E. coli.