Raw Milk From Oregon Farm Linked to E. Coli Infections
Raw milk from Foundation Farm in Wilsonville, Oregon, was officially connected with E. coli infections in four local children and intestinal issues in thirteen other people. The Oregon Department of Public Health conducted the testing at the farm and confirmed the connection, warning Foundation Farm shareholders to discard any remaining milk.
"He told his customers about it as soon as he knew there was a problem," Pokarney said. Foundation Farm, which distributes raw milk to 48 families, operates as a herdshare, a type of enterprise that allows people to buy shares in the herd or even an individual animal. Under that sort of arrangement, they are not considered customers. Pokarney said herdshares are legal in Oregon because there are no laws prohibiting them.