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E. coli Prompts Country Market Milk Recall

Attention Washington State Residents: The Country Market is now recalling raw fluid milk because it may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Anyone experiencing symptoms should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

What’s the problem?

February 4, 2011 – Consumer Alert: The Country Market Raw Cow Milk bearing expiration dates of 2-4-11 through 2-11-11 has been recalled. The milk is sold only in ½ gallon containers. The recalled raw milk was sold from The Country Market on-farm store located in Spokane, Washington.

Retail raw milk is legal to sell and buy in Washington, but there are serious potential health risks. Consumers should read the warning label on the retail raw milk container carefully and ask their retailer to verify the milk was produced and processed by a WSDA-licensed operation.

What are the signs & symptoms of E. coli Poisoning?

E. coli O157:H7 infection is characterized by the sudden onset of abdominal pain and severe cramps, followed within 24 hours by diarrhea. Vomiting, and rarely fever, can also be symptoms. The incubation period for the illness (the period from ingestion of the bacterium to the start of symptoms) is typically three to nine days, although slightly shorter and longer periods are not that unusual. In most infected individuals, the intestinal illness lasts about a week and resolves without any long-term problems.

Do I have an E. coli Poisoning Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in contaminated food lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new E. coli poisoning cases in all 50 states.

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