Editor’s Reply to Raw Milk Outcry

Posted on November 19, 2013 by

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Due to today’s outcry, US Food Safety wants to be clear. We support our local farms. When our local farmstands and farms have seasonal fruits and vegetables there is nothing better. One of our local creameries has their own herd of cows; the ice cream made with milk pasteurized on site is delicious.

The ridiculous accusation that we have something against McBee Dairy Farm is false.

Raw milk can cause serious illnesses.  Just read this link from the Tennessee Department of Health. Another article by the FDA titled the Dangers of Raw Milk – Unpasteurized Milk Can Pose a Serious Health Risk clarifies the medical problems associated with raw milk:

This raw, unpasteurized milk can carry dangerous bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria, which are responsible for causing numerous foodborne illnesses.

These harmful bacteria can seriously affect the health of anyone who drinks raw milk, or eats foods made from raw milk. However, the bacteria in raw milk can be especially dangerous to people with weakened immune systems, older adults, pregnant women, and children. In fact, the CDC analysis found that foodborne illness from raw milk especially affected children and teenagers.

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