The state Department of Agriculture will detail the investigation of a December E. coli outbreak that sickened 18 people, including five children who were hospitalized, in its E. coli report on Woodland’s Dee Creek Farm today.
The report will include laboratory analysis of samples of milk from the unlicensed diary, says the Longview Daily News.
The outbreak has resulted in warnings to the public about the risks of raw, unpasteurized milk, by local, state, and federal health agencies. It has also resulted in two bills to close a loophole in the sale of raw milk, by enforcing that dairies that participate in cow-share programs must be licensed and inspected.