Milk samples, which were provided by the shareholders of cows at Dee Creek Farm, will be sent to the Washington State Public Health laboratory, according to reports from Capital Press. There, scientists will work to verify that the strain of E. coli found in the milk is the same that has sickened the people who drank unpasteurized milk from the farm.
So far, four of the seven milk samples all have the same matching DNA fingerprints. They are still awaiting results on the other three samples.
Dee Creek operators Michael and Anita Puckett have five cows and arranged to distribute raw milk to about 45 families. The farm has been closed by officials.
Marler Clark is looking into the shareholder contracts to look for liability verbage, and will also be investigating the state’s liability in regards to Dee Creek Farm.