CDC researchers reported a spike in outbreaks from raw milk in 2015. Between 2007 and 2012, raw milk outbreaks of C. jejuni doubled, for instance. And comparing average annual outbreaks linked to raw milk in the periods of 1993 to 2006 and 2007 to 2012, researchers noted a four-fold jump.
James Freyr wrote:I think this is just another example of industry pushing propaganda.
To highlight the dangers of raw milk, CDC researchers calculated the relative risk of outbreaks of raw milk versus pasteurized milk in 2015. Based on production data and consumer surveys, the researchers estimated that Americans consumed about 2.7 trillion pounds of milk between 1993 and 2006. Of that, Americans drank about one percent, or 27 billion pounds, raw. During that time frame, the 27 billion raw pounds were linked to 73 outbreaks while the remaining 2,673 billion pounds of pasteurized milk were linked to only 48 outbreaks. That works out to a 150-fold increased relative risk of outbreaks from raw milk over pasteurized milk.
David Livingston wrote:I live in France where raw milk is available all over the place at every supermarket . Cheese made with raw milk is regarded as a national asset .
This report seems to me flawed in that it is a future prodiction that never happened .
I look forward to eating riz au lait tomorrow with confidence as I did before I read such propaganda.
You guys have no idea how much us Europeans laugh that the USA bans raw milk and kinder eggs yet allows guns .