E. Coli outbreak renews raw milk fight in Ore.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association is calling for tighter restrictions on the sale of unpasteurized milk following an E. coli outbreak that sickened nearly 20 people.

The outbreak last month was traced to raw milk from a Wilsonville farm. Oregon bans store sales of raw milk, but allows small farms to sell on-site with no regulatory oversight.

Jim Krahn, executive director of the Dairy Farmers Association, told The Oregonian (http://is.gd/auTD3C) that more needs to be done to protect children.

Four victims of last month's outbreak were kids hospitalized with acute kidney failure.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com