ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The Missouri Health Department is out with a warning about drinking raw milk.
The warning comes in the wake of 13 recently confirmed cases of E Coli in the state.
Six of them were linked to the consumption of unpasteurized milk or raw dairy products from a farm in Howard County.
“We always want to remind people that it is an unnecessary health risk to consume raw milk or milk that has not been pasteurized to kill harmful germs or parasites , and thats the role of pasteurization to eliminate the disease causing germs to provide protection for consumers.” said Missouri Health Dept spokeswoman Gena Terlizzi.
Most of the e coli cases have been in mid Missouri. None have been reported in the St. Louis area.
From KMOX Health Editor Fred Bodimer.
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