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2010-05-06 16:24:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Agriculture has informed Elmer Z. and Martha B. King of Aaronsburg, Centre County, that they may once again sell raw milk after two Pennsylvania-approved laboratory tests showed negative for Listeria monocytogenes. In late April, test samples revealed potentially harmful levels of the pathogen. No illnesses were reported as a result of the potential milk contamination. Before allowing sales to resume, the department took...

2010-04-26 12:38:00

Consumers Urged to Discard Recent Purchases from Farms to Avoid Health Risks HARRISBURG, Pa., April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Agriculture today suspended permits that allow the Elmer Z. and Martha B. King farm in Aaronsburg, Centre County, and Cedar Hollow Farm in Mill Hall, Clinton County, to sell raw milk for human consumption after test samples revealed potentially harmful pathogen levels. The department is urging consumers who recently purchased raw milk from...

2010-04-08 09:43:00

Department of Health Receives New Reports of Sickened Consumers; Urges Public to Discard Products HARRISBURG, Pa., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- - The Department of Agriculture today announced that the permit for Pasture Maid Creamery in New Castle, Lawrence County, to sell raw milk for human consumption was suspended April 5 after testing found Campylobacter in its raw milk samples. Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized. The Department of Health has recently received new...

2010-03-26 11:00:00

Latest outbreak of campylobacteriosis in Midwest is linked to unpasteurized product SILVER SPRING, Md., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with several state agencies, is alerting consumers to an outbreak of campylobacteriosis associated with drinking raw milk. At least 12 confirmed illnesses have been recently reported in Michigan. Symptoms of campylobacteriosis include diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever. (Logo:...

2010-03-25 14:48:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania departments of Agriculture and Health today advised consumers who purchased raw milk from Pasture Maid Creamery in New Castle, Lawrence County, to discard the product immediately because of potential bacterial contamination. Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized. A Department of Agriculture lab found the Campylobacter bacteria in a recent milk sample taken from the dairy as part of a human illness...

2009-11-16 10:42:00

Other Requests: Harmonize Regulations and Avoid Duplicate Fees WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although unpasteurized, or raw, milk products pose a significant food safety hazard, facilities producing these products are not covered by any of the food safety regulations proposed so far this year by Congress. These facilities also remain exempt from existing regulations enforced by all states, which are know as the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO), that set the standard for...

2009-09-16 03:00:00

HILLEROD, Denmark, September 16 /PRNewswire/ -- FOSS has extended the availability of software functionality that helps to spot adulterated raw milk. The software allows MilkoScan(TM) analysers based on Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) technology to be programmed to give a warning of possible abnormalities in raw milk samples. MilkoScan instruments are already used around the world to check milk for payment and quality assurance purposes. Raw milk containing abnormalities is a...

2009-07-22 13:00:44

Research undertaken by the Universities of Reading, Cardiff and Bristol has found that drinking milk ´ can lessen the chances of dying from illnesses such as coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke by up to 15-20 %.In recent times milk has often been portrayed by the media as an unhealthy food. The study, led by Professor Peter Elwood (Cardiff University) together with Professor Ian Givens from the University of Reading's Food Chain and Health Research Theme, aimed to...

2009-07-10 13:48:00

MINNEAPOLIS, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Plainview Milk Products Cooperative, Plainview, Minnesota, continues to execute a voluntary recall of instant nonfat dried milk, whey protein, fruit stabilizers and gums (thickening agents) while making improvements to the dry ingredients production area in preparation for reinspection. Testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture of the Plainview products affected by the recall has not found any contamination and...

2009-04-20 19:00:25

Raw milk is gaining popularity among people who say its health benefits outweigh its risks, officials say. Officials say the practice was made illegal because unpasteurized milk can carry deadly pathogens. But a few farmers, some of whom have been drinking raw milk for generations, say it's safe and legal to provide to the public on a limited basis. Wisconsin state law says farmers cannot sell or give away raw milk, but they can consume it themselves from cows they own. So to meet the legal...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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