Pride & Joy Dairy, a Toppenish, Washington, raw milk dairy has surrendered its processors license, though it could regain the license by satisfying the state Department of Agriculture (WSDA) that it has found and cleaned up the source of Salmonella.
WSDA suspended the dairy’s license on October 6 after state health officials linked raw milk from Pride & Joy to two people hospitalized in January with Salmonella poisoning.
If Pride & Joy had not surrendered its license, the dairy faced having the license revoked by WSDA.
The dairy agreed that it must submit a plan for WSDA’s approval for investigating the cause of pathogens in its bottled milk and for correcting problems.
WSDA reported finding Salmonella in raw milk samples collected from the dairy in September. WSDA issued a public health alert after the dairy declined to voluntarily recall its milk.