E. Coli outbreak linked to Othello dairy


Last updated 5/25/2021 at 9:34pm

OTHELLO — State officials say they have linked an E.Coli outbreak to contaminated yogurt from a local dairy farm.

The state Department of Health said the outbreak is connected to yogurt produced by Pure Eire Dairy, owned and operated by Richard and Jill Smith, and sold at PCC Community Market stores.

State health officials said Monday that at least 11 people, including six children younger than 10, have been sickened by the contaminated yogurt; seven have been hospitalized. The cases are in King, Benton, Snohomish and Walla Walla counties, officials said.

Acting state health officer Scott...

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