Thursday, February 23, 2012

Nonpasteurized Dairy Products, Disease Outbreaks, and State Laws

Source: The Daily Meal

A new study from the CDC examining dairy-related illness outbreaks from 1993 to 2006 says that raw milk and raw milk products are 150 times more likely to cause outbreaks than pasteurized milk.

The survey found that out of 121 dairy-related outbreaks associated with pasteurized or raw milk, 60 percent were caused by raw milk.

The CDC also found that 200 of 239 hospitalizations were caused by raw milk outbreaks, and 75 percent of the outbreaks occurred in the 21 states where it was legal to sell raw milk products.

Naturally, raw milk advocates claim that the study is flawed and misportrays the actual scale of illnesses. The Weston A. Price Foundation claims that "The CDC has manipulated and cherry picked this data to make raw milk look dangerous," in a press release.

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