Raw Milk Unsafe for Health

by Sheela Philomena on  February 7, 2011 at 12:13 PM Diet & Nutrition News   - G J E 4
Australian food authorities are determined to rule out the sale of raw milk and raw-milk products. Raw milk and raw-milk products poses health risks in humans, say experts.
 Raw Milk Unsafe for Health
Raw Milk Unsafe for Health

Though selling unpasteurized milk and cheese for human consumption is illegal, it is still available to buy under names like "bath milk" in certain health-food shops and markets.

According to the Sun Herald, and some raw-milk aficionados have exploited this apparent loophole, buying "bath milk" for drinking, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

But Primary Industries Minister Steve Whan said companies selling raw-milk products were putting lives at risk.

"There is sound scientific evidence pointing to the risks associated with consuming raw milk," he said.

Medical microbiologist Vitali Sintchenko, of Westmead Hospital, said there were sound reasons why selling raw milk was banned.

"There are potential pathogens and toxins present in raw milk that can be life-threatening," he said.

Following the ban, a man named Peter Melov of Bondi, was recently fined 53,000 dollars for selling raw milk and raw-milk products through a now-defunct organisation, Global Sov.

He was found guilty in Downing Centre Local Court of 43 breaches of the Food Act.

Source: ANI

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Yes, raw milk can contain pathogens but it doesn't mean that it would be harmful to humans. I know of some people that drink raw milk, directly from cows and they're fine.
ennairam_23 Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Another government overkill. If raw milk would be deadly, then I should be dead long time. I wonder how much the milk industry is lobbying food authorities. For the first 15 years of my life I drank milk coming directly from the farmer [1955-1970] - lots of it - not even heated. Whenever we hiked in the alps (Europe) we consumed milk directly from the farms. Obviously it must be pure luck that I am still alive :-) Chris Hostettler
ChrisHostettler Monday, February 7, 2011

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