Information – In the wake of E. coli outbreak linked to French Broad Farm, some ask what ‘raw milk’ is

Knox News

“Raw” milk is milk that hasn’t been pasteurized. Health officials from almost every agency and organization warn it often contains dangerous bacteria that can sicken or even kill people: E.coli, salmonella, listeria and campylobacter, to name a few.

More: ‘Close to 10’ children hospitalized for E. coli; ‘raw’ milk, farm animals may be sources

But proponents of drinking it say heating the milk during the pasteurization process kills helpful pathogens, including probiotics and enzymes.

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