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Department of Livestock promotes consumption of pasteurized milk

As Montanans are turning to locally sourced food in the face of possible disruptions caused by the COVID-19 virus, the Montana Department of Livestock cautions the public against consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk and raw milk products.

“While milk is an excellent source of protein, vitamins and calcium essential for healthy bone growth, unpasteurized milk has been linked to numerous food borne disease outbreaks,” says Rosemary Hickey, Milk and Egg Bureau Registered Sanitarian. “Because of health concerns, raw milk and raw milk products produced on your farm should only be offered for con...


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