Sanitized Milk Cleanliness Myths
First, let's get raw milk out of
the way and then
today's column will get to the pasteurization myth.
On their website, California's Claravale Dairy asks:
Special About Claravale Farm Milk?"
The answer given by Claravale includes these points:
Claravale Farm milk is often sold
the day it comes out of the cow and is
than a few days old...It's clean. Cleanliness standards
for raw milk are stricter than for pasteurized products...
great. Because Claravale Farm milk is natural,
pure, clean, and fresh,
it tastes wonderful...Because
it is not processed or adulterated,
Claravale Farm milk
is the last real, honest milk you can buy."
On Friday, March 23, 2012, the California Department of
issued an emergency recall of Claravale's
raw milk and cream because
campylobacter bacteria was
discovered in their products. More on
Kansas, March 22, 2012:
Pennsylvania, February 12, 2012:
York, Massachusetts, Tennessee, October 11, 2011:
August 22, 2011:
Carolina, July 18, 2011
PASTEURIZATION REALLY WORK?
The dairy industry continues to deceive
about the pasteurization myth. They want milk
believe this lie, and that deception
sickens millions of people each
to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
March 15, 2012 issue of the International Journal
of Food Microbiology
(154(3):162-8) contains a study
in which various species of enterococci
from storage tanks containing pasteurized milk.
is what the dairy researchers found:
"Enterococci are reported to
"...the most heat resistant isolates were
E. faecium and E. hirae. The data show that heat
resistance in enterococci is highly variable."
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Information re: the above terms, according to Wikipedia:
clinical infections caused by Enterococcus
include urinary tract
infections, bacteremia, bacterial
endocarditis, diverticulitis, and
"Enterococcus durans is a species of Enterococcus.
Prior to 1984, it was known as Streptococcus durans.
faecium...can be commensal (innocuous,
coexisting organism) in the human
intestine, but it
may also be pathogenic, causing diseases such as
"The Enterococcus hirae species is widely known
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Question: Having read all
of the above, how is it
humanly possible that you or your friends or
ones continue to eat and drink this stuff?
Hint: Where do
you imagine the pathogen named
Enterococcus faecium comes from? Got Milk?