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Dungeness Valley Creamery Raw Milk Linked to E. coli – Again

Read Seattle Times article on Dungeness Valley Creamery from 2010.

Today the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is warning consumers not to drink Dungeness Valley Creamery brand raw Jersey whole milk, raw Jersey skim milk, and raw Jersey cream because the products may be contaminated with Escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli) that can cause serious illness. Dungeness Valley Creamery raw Jersey cream, raw Jersey whole milk and raw Jersey skim milk with any Best Buy dates of 03/02 or later may be contaminated. The firm sells its products in gallon, half gallon, quart and pint containers. Today’s health alert includes all container sizes of the unpasteurized milk products. The health alert is being initiated after routine sampling by WSDA found toxin-producing E. coli in a sample of raw cream. Based in Sequim, the Dungeness Valley Creamery and WSDA are continuing their investigation into the source of the problem. Currently, no human illnesses have been linked with these products. According to the Dungeness Valley Creamery website, the firm’s products are sold at the following retail locations:

  • Bainbridge Island: Real Foods; Pan D’Amore; Walt’s Lynwood Center Market
  • Bothell: Tru Health
  • Bremerton: CJ’s Evergreen General Store; Fresh Local
  • Federal Way: Marlene’s Market & Deli
  • Issaquah: Front Street Red Apple
  • Longview: Country village Nutrition Shoppe
  • Olympia: Olympia Food Co-op East; Olympia Food Co-op West
  • Port Angeles: Country Aire; Good To Go
  • Port Townsend: Port Townsend Food Co-op
  • Poulsbo: Abundantly Green
  • Seattle: Madison Market; My Asia’s Essentials; Pike Place Market Creamery
  • Sequim: Sequim Prairie Grange; Red Rooster Grocery; Sunny Farms Farm Store
  • Tacoma: Marlene’s Market & Deli
  • Vancouver: Chuck’s Produce; Neighbors Market