Frisia Dairy and Creamery of Tenino, Wash., located about 15 miles southeast of Olympia, has recalled its retail raw milk products because they may be contiminated withE. coli. There have been no reported illnesses.
The unpasteurized milk products, which include whole, skim and cream milk and sold in pint, half-gallon and gallon containers, are distributed through eight retail outlets in Lewis, Thurston and Pierce counties. The milk is also sold on location at the dairy, 4800 Skookumchuck Rd. SE. in Tenino.
The recall was initiated by the dairy after Washington State Department of Agriculture's (WSDA) routine, monthly sampling discovered toxin-producingE. coliin a skim milk sample. E. coli was not found in other samples and has not been previously found at the dairy. The dairy and WSDA are investigating the cause of the contamination.
Frisia Dairy and Creamery has recalled its products from the following locations:
Olympia Food Co-op, 3111 Pacific Ave., Olympia, WA
Yelm Co-op, 404 FirstSt., Yelm, WA
Mt. Community Co-op, 105 Carter St., Eatonville, WA
Shop-N-Kart, 2100 N. National Ave., Chehalis, WA
Olympia Food Co-op, 921 Rogers, Olympia, WA
Olympia Local Foods, 2442 Mottman Road SW, Tumwater, WA
Baily’s IGA, 10333 Hwy 12 SW, Rochester, WA
Tenino IGA, 669 Lincoln Ave., Tenino, WA
Symptoms from E. coli infection include severe diarrhea, stomach cramps and bloody stool and generally appear three to four days after exposure, but can take as long as nine days to appear. Infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are especially at risk. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should contact a health-care provider.
Consumers who purchased any recalled products are urged to return them for a full refund. If you have any questions, you can contact Frisia Dairy and Creamery at 360-264-8668.