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Articles From April 2012

April 06, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 48 million food borne illness cases occur in the United States every year. At least 128,000 Americans are hospitalized, and 3,000 die after consuming contaminated food. That means about 1 in 6 Americans will suffer from a food borne illness this year.

With the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) passing in January 2011, the focus has shifted more towards preventing outbreak, rather than responding to one. Despite this act being put into law these majors outbreaks still occurred in 2011.

April 04, 2012
Many people believe there are benefits to consuming raw milk over fortified pasteurized milk. This is simply untrue. Many people also believe the pasteurization process reduces the nutritional value of milk, which is also untrue. Recently much research has been done regarding this topic, specifically by the CDC, FDA and others. The results may surprise some people and cause them to rethink consuming raw milk.