October 19, 2017

Health Warning About Salmonella in Pride & Joy Raw Milk

An advisory about Salmonella in Pride & Joy raw milk products has been issued by the Washington State Department of Health. They are advising consumers not to drink this milk because it could cause serious illness.

Milk splashes

Routine sampling by WSDA found Salmonella in bottled organic retina raw milk collected from the Pride & Joy Dairy. The product has a best by date of October 4, 2017. All sizes of containers are part of this issue. There are no reported cases of human illness associated with this product. Pride & Joy is refusing to recall the milk.

This is not the first time this dairy’s milk has been found to be contaminated wth pathogenic bacteria. In 2011, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria were found in Pride & Joy raw milk. And in February 2017, E. coli bacteria were found in the product sold in two stores in the area.

The milk is sold in these retail locations: Pride & Joy Dairy farm store in Granger, Bear Foods in Chelan, Better Life Natural Foods in Ellensburg, Settler’s Country Market in Ephrata and Moses Lake, Sage Mountain Natural Foods in Leavenworth, The Mazama Store in Mazama, Yoke’s Fresh Market in Richland, Glover Street Market in Twisp, Lemongrass Natural Foods in Wenatchee, Rhubarb Market in Wenatchee, Wenatchee Natural Foods in Wenatchee, Mill Creek Natural Foods in Union Gap, Rosauers Supermarkets in Yakima, Marvel Food and Deli in Auburn, Battle Ground Produce in Battle Ground, The Family Grocer in Duvall, Sno-Isle Food Co-op in Everett, Marlene’s Market & Deli in Federal Way and Tacoma, San Juan Island Food Co-op in Friday Harbor, Nature’s Market in Kent, Sunshine Corners Nutrition in Kent, Skagit Valley Food Co-op in Mount Vernon, Central Co-op in Seattle, Arnada Naturals in Vancouver, and two Chuck’s Produce locations in Vancouver.

The product is also sold in drop-off group locations in Cle Elum, Ellensburg, Leavenworth, Selah, Wenatchee, Auburn, Bellevue, Bothell, Issaquah/Tiger Mountain, Kenmore, Kent/Covington, Kirkland, Lake City, Lynnwood, North Bend, Puyallup, Sammamish, Seattle/Seward Park, and Shoreline.

If you bought this milk, do not drink it. Throw it away or get rid of it down the drain. Salmonella can cause serious illness that may require hospitalization. And this infection can have long term health consequences, including reactive arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and high blood pressure.

 

 

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