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Dairy initiates recall action: State testing finds Listeria in raw milk

Sigmon Dairy in Rochester, WA, is recalling retail raw whole milk with Best By dates from March 4 through March 12 due to potential Listeria Monocytogenes contamination.

The recall follows routine sampling by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, which found Listeria in retail raw milk dated March 4, as per the dairy's announcement.

The unpasteurized product, available in half-gallon and gallon containers, was sold in retail stores in Rochester and Chehalis, WA, and through on-farm sales. Sigmon Dairy and the state agriculture department are jointly investigating the issue.

Consumers who purchased Sigmon Dairy retail raw whole milk with Best By dates between March 4 and March 12 should not consume it and can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. For inquiries, contact the company at 360-529-7356.

While legal in Washington State, retail raw milk carries serious health risks. Consumers should carefully read warning labels and ensure the milk comes from a WSDA-licensed operation.