Beware of Raw Milk

Raw milk is touted by some as being more nutritious and is inherently antimicrobial, and therefore superior to pasteurized milk. But in reality there are no significant nutritional differences, and raw milk may contain a wide variety of harmful bacteria.

A recent outbreak of campylobacteriosis in Michigan confirms this. Twelve cases of this illness have been identified among those consuming raw milk from an Indiana dairy.

PositiveTip: Avoid all unpasteurized milk products. This is especially important for pregnant women, children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems.