Kimberly Hartke will be speaking in Vancouver on Fermenting Foods and Culturing Dairy on Thursday, October 18. The event is open to the public.
Daily Archives: October 2, 2012
Raw milk symposium postponed until April 2013; Kimberly Hartke to speak in Vancouver on October 18th, 2012
“One of the most incisive scientific assessments on all that European research on raw milk of the last few years has just appeared, of all places, on a web site backed by the conventional dairy industry and academe.
In a footnoted article by an experienced science writer, a newsletter put out by the International Milk Genomics Consortium (IMGC) has concluded that the European research on raw milk in recent years did, indeed, come up with significant findings strongly suggesting health benefits for children from raw milk. The IMGC is a joint operation between the California Dairy Research Foundation (CDRF), which is a non-profit backed by California’s conventional dairies and processors, and the University of California Davis (UCD), which includes among its faculty and staff long-time opponents of raw milk. Continue reading
“At each stage, the E. coli sneaked through. It came in with the feces caked on the hide of at least one cow, a so-called “super-shedder” of bacteria, and persevered. The E. coli wasn’t caught on the kill floor, survived cleaning and clung on during dehiding, in which a cow’s skin is peeled away.
It reached the cutting table – a bacteria watershed, where the cow is cut into different types of beef, including “trim,” the odds and ends that become hamburger. The E. coli went undetected in the 325 grams of beef trim tested from this particular 2,000-pound batch, so it moved through. When alarms sounded, it was in stores. Continue reading
Illustrating once again that pasteurization is not the panacea it’s sometimes cracked up to be — From AP via Cheeseslave blog:
“BOSTON (AP) — At Whittier Farms dairy, the fifth-generation owners brag of the quality of their Holstein cows and still deliver milk right to your door, in glass bottles. Customers like the products because they are a hormone-free taste of old New England.
But health officials now say three elderly men have died and at least one pregnant woman has miscarried since last June after drinking bacteria-contaminated milk from the dairy’s plant in Shrewsbury, about 35 miles west of Boston. Continue reading