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Mind Your Milk

Mind Your Milk

Got Milk“Milk and milk products provide a wealth of nutrition benefits.  But raw milk can harbor dangerous microorganisms that can pose serious health risks to you and your family.  According to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 1993 and 2006, more than 1,500 people in the United States became sick from drinking raw milk or eating cheese made from raw milk.  In addition, CDC reported that unpasteurized milk is 150 times more likely to cause foodborne illness and results in 13 times more hospitalizations than illnesses involving pasteurized dairy products.”

This is an excerpt from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Protecting and Promoting Your Health website http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm079516.htm.  By reading the information and watching the video on this site, you can better understand the dangers of raw milk and how it can affect your family.

Milk is good for you and it tastes great. Just remember to drink it responsibly and safely.

 

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Author: Angela Hinkle – ahinkle@ufl.edu

Angela Hinkle is the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Agent in Escambia County.

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