St. John Creamery in Monroe announced on Thursday it is voluntarily recalling raw goat milk that may be contaminated with Escherichia coli (E.coli) bacteria.
A June 14 news release states the recall was initiated after “the presence of toxin-producing E.coli in retail raw goal milk dated 6/17” was discovered during routine sampling by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Included in the recall are half-gallon and one-pint containers of raw goat milk marked best by June 17-21.
Symptoms of E. coli infections include severe diarrhea, stomach cramps, bloody stool and, in some cases, hemolytic uremic syndrome.
“Anyone experiencing these symptoms should immediately contact a health care provider,” the new release states. “At this time, there are no known illnesses associated with the recalled product.”
Consumers are being asked to return their purchases for a full refund. These raw milk products were sold at various Western Washington retail stores, at the farm store (28408 Fern Bluff Road) and directly to customers via drop groups.