DNA testing has confirmed that the E.coli which sickened at least 18 people in the state of Washington did come from milk produced at Dee Creek Farm.

The dairy, located northeast of Woodland, used a “cow share” program that allows owners to receive raw milk. Although selling raw milk is legal in the state, dairies are required to be licensed and inspected. Dee Creek Farm was not licensed.

All of the victims who became ill from the E.coli 0157:H7, including 15 children, have returned home.  The Washington State Department of Agriculture is still deciding what penalties the dairy will receive.

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