The Bellingham Business Journal
Jackie’s Jersey Milk, located at 5424 Aldrich Road, is recalling its raw milk because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli).
The recall was initiated after routine monthly sampling by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) discovered that the product was contaminated with toxin-producing E. coli. Jackie’s Jersey Milk is fully cooperating with WSDA on the investigation into the source of the problem. The firm has already corrected one malfunctioning piece of equipment. So far, no known human illnesses are associated with the recalled product.
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections may cause severe diarrhea and stomach cramps. Symptoms generally appear three to four days after exposure, but can take as long as nine days to appear. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should contact a health care provider.
All Jackie’s Jersey Raw Jersey Cow Milk bearing a use-by date up to and including March 4 has been recalled. The milk is sold only in half-gallon containers. Recalled raw milk was sold in retail grocery stores in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, and King counties.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at (360) 398-1889 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.