SEQUIM — Dungeness Valley Creamery is voluntarily recalling retail raw whole milk, skim milk and cream because it might be contaminated with Escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli), the dairy announced Tuesday.
Dungeness Valley Creamery retail raw whole milk, skim milk and cream displaying Best By dates of April 6-20 have been recalled.
Those who bought the products are urged not to drink the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund, the dairy said.
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections may cause severe diarrhea, stomach cramps and bloody stool.
Symptoms generally appear three to four days after exposure, but can take as long as nine days to appear.
In some cases, the infection causes hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in which red blood cells are destroyed resulting in kidney failure.
Infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are especially at risk.
Anyone experiencing these symptoms should immediately contact a health care provider. At this time, there are no known illnesses associated with the recalled product.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling conducted by the state Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of toxin-producing E. coli in retail raw whole milk dated April 6.
Dungeness Valley Creamery and the Department of Agriculture continue to work jointly to address the source of the problem, the dairy said.
For more information, contact the company at 360-683-0716 between the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.