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Escherichia coli (E. coli)

SW Wisc Dairy Goat Products Raw Goat Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese Recall

The product may be contaminated with Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O111:H8 bacteria.

This is one of the 6 STEC strains that have been deemed to be of serious health concern as it can cause diarrheal illness, often with bloody stools, and may lead to more severe complications like Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).

HUS is most likely to occur in young children, the elderly and immunocompromised individuals and can lead to severe kidney damage and even death.

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