Officials found toxin-producing E. coli in the process of sampling raw cream from a Sequim-based business, according to the state Department of Agriculture.
Consumers should not drink raw Jersey cream, raw Jersey whole milk or raw Jersey skim milk from the Dungeness Valley Creamery, state officials said. Products with best by dates of March 2 or later might be contaminated, according to the state.
The creamery’s website lists the following locations are among the places where its products are sold:
• Bremerton: CJ’s Evergreen General Store; Fresh Local.
• Federal Way: Marlene’s Market & Deli.
• Issaquah: Front Street Red Apple.
• Olympia: Olympia Food Co-op East; Olympia Food Co-op West.
• Seattle: Madison Market; My Asia’s Essentials; Pike Place Market Creamery.
• Tacoma: Marlene’s Market & Deli.
The business and the Agriculture Department are investigating the source of the bacteria.
No human illnesses have been connected to the products, the state said.
Anyone experiencing severe diarrhea, stomach cramps and bloody stool should talk to a health care provider, according to the state. Such symptoms can take up to nine days to begin.alexis.krell @thenewstribune.com