Press Release
Public Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington State Department of Agriculture Suspends License for Pride and Joy Dairy

Kittitas County, WA - 10/09/2017 - The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has suspended the license for Pride and Joy Dairy. As a result, the Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) wants to remind retailers to remove all Pride & Joy Dairy organic retail raw milk from sale. Additionally, KCPHD wants consumers to be aware that all Pride & Joy Dairy organize retail raw milk should not be purchased or consumed.

According to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized and could carry harmful bacteria.  More information about raw milk via DOH can be found at https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/FoodSafety/RawMilk.
 
According to the WSDA, they are taking this action because results from the samples they collected match two cases from a January outbreak. WSDA has issued a News Release regarding these sample results and the health risks of consuming raw milk:
https://www.doh.wa.gov/Newsroom/2017NewsReleases/17142RawMilkNewsRelease
 
For more information or questions about raw milk and the removal of Pride & Joy Dairy, please contact KCPHD at 509-962-7515.
 

Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://co.kittitas.wa.us

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Contact: Kasey Knutson, Public Information Officer, 509-962-7515