by in E. Coli, Escherichia Coli (E. coli), Food Borne Illnesses

Organic Pastures Dairy Co. has issued a voluntary recall for organic raw milk after it was revealed that it may be contaminated with E. coli. The recalled milk was distributed to retail locations across California. There are two different lots of Organic Pastures whole, raw milk being recalled. The first is lot 20160105-1, which has a Use-by date of January 23. The second recalled lot is 20160106-2, which has a Use-by date of January 26.

The recalled milk has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli that has sickened six children in California. All six have tested positive for the same strain of E. coli O157. Four children reported drinking Organic Pastures raw milk prior to infection. If you or a loved one drank Organic Pastures raw milk and developed symptoms such as vomiting, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramping, they may have contracted E. coli poisoning. Symptoms can take up to ten days to develop. E. coli infections may cause a serious complication called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS causes damage to red blood cells, which can damage the kidneys and even cause them to fail. If a case of E. coli poisoning is suspected, contact a medical professional.