Late Friday, Washington State Department of Health once again reminded that state’s residents of the potential health dangers linked to the drinking of raw milk. The reminder appears to have been prompted by two cases of E. coli infection the agency says are linked to raw milk produced by Dungeness Valley Creamery.
In a Facebook post published later that evening, Dungeness Valley Creamery denied that E. coli had been found in any samples collected at the dairy. The company characterized the agency’s public link to the dairy as “prematurely speculating” about the source of the victims’ illnesses.
Dungeness Valley Creamery does not dispute that two individuals were sickened with E. coli but is pushing back on the agency’s quickness to blame the dairy. In all, says the company, 21 samples covering several batches were sampled with no contamination found.
So far, Dungeness Valley Creamery has not issued a recall.