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FDA Warns Against Drinking Raw Milk

milkcows-istock000003721058Campylobacteriosis is an illness related to drinking raw milk. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently warning consumers about this illness due to an outbreak in Michigan. There have been at least 12 reported illnesses so far.

This illness is linked to unpasteurized milk and leads to diarrhea, fever, vomiting, headache and abdominal pain. The outbreak is in the process of being investigated by the FDA, and health agencies in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana. They found out that the raw milk originated in Middlebury, Indiana at Forest Grove Dairy.

Raw milk can contain a multitude of different bacteria, and can even lead to death.  Due to this, the FDA has required all milk to be pasteurized, a process that kills bacteria, before being packaged for consumption.

One should contact their health provider immediately if raw milk is consumed and any of these symptoms are present. For more information about raw milk you can visit www.foodsafety.gov.

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4 comments

  1. Actually, NOT drinking raw milk is dangerous for your health.

    Pasteurization kills many things besides any bugs in the milk.

    It kills the digestibility of the milk, so now, one in four people have lactose intolerance.

    It kills the bio-availability of the calcium, so now, one in two women 50 or older will break a bone because of osteoporosis or osteopenia.

    It kills the opportunity to get real Vitamin D, since most pasteurized milk is from cows living on concrete, not grass. Fake Vitamin D is added to pasteurized milk.

    What does the FDA have to say about this? Mute! This group, responsible for safeguarding the health and wellbeing of America need to be fired. THEY are responsible for our obesity, osteoporosis, asthma, cancer and more.

    Provided access to food raised right, we will all grow healthy once again.

  2. This is rubish.

    The way God designed food is good enough for me. It doesn’t need ANYTHING added it it, taken from it, modified on a molecular basis, or gone through any processes. I don’t know why mankind always thinks we can do it better than God did.

    PROUD raw milk drinker

  3. Gosh, what would we do without the FDA, This missed on Vioxx until it had caused some 144,000 heart attacks and 50,000 deaths, about as many Americans as died in the Vietnam war. They have a Senate report, why the heck the Senator had to hire people to do the work is beyond me, on Avandia saying it is killing people by the thousands and have done nothing. They missed on HRT therapy until it was so obvious that it was causing 10,000s of excess heart attacks, strokes, cancers and embolisms that they had nothing to do but pull it. They are missing now on bisphosphonates which lead to thicker but weaker bones, they missed on DES, they are missing on GM foods etc, etc.

    They have no problem with Monsanto’s recombinant bovine growth hormone, banned in nearly all the world for safety reasons, poisoning our dairy herds and citizens but they are sure to warn people who want to drink raw milk that it could go bad. What was they saying something about straining the gnat and swallowing the camel. So, I wonder does this mean they are they now against breast feeding?

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