Harmful germs found in raw milk include bacteria, parasites, and viruses, such as Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella.
Two cases in Washington State have now been linked to multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, California.
So far, testing indicates the strain of E. coli is different from that causing the outbreak associated with romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California.
Public Health believes that this person became ill from eating leafy greens purchased in King County. He was hospitalized but is now recovering.
Avoid all types of romaine harvested from Salinas, California, including heads and hearts of romaine, and precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine.
Eating cookie dough (made from flour known to be not part of the recall and pasteurized eggs) is something that I enjoy enough that I’m willing to put myself and my children at (a very small) risk to do.
CDC is advising consumers, restaurants, and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell any romaine lettuce as it investigates E. coli infections linked to romaine.
A Washington state child under 5 years old and resident in their 70s became ill with an E. coli infection after drinking Dungeness Valley Creamery raw milk.