Hmmmm. I’m all for raw milk _if_ its production is more stringently hygienic than the pasteurized stuff. This, however, is pretty horrific:
…Sanitary deficiencies were noted in the dairy’s milk bottling room, milk storage rooms, bottle labeler room, “kefir” room and common areas, according to the letter. Among those cited:- Failure to maintain equipment in good repair and in sanitary conditions so as to protect products from potential contamination;- Failure to effectively exclude pests from the facility so as to protect products from potential contamination;- Failure to maintain milk storage areas in good repair and in a sanitary condition so as to protect products from potential contamination.Some of the specific observations made by the Food and Drug Branch inspectors:- Rodent droppings in the Milk Storage Room 2;- Chipping paint and an accumulation of mold/mildew in the “kefir” room;- Buckets used to handle/store colostrum inverted on cardboard lying directly on the floor;- Milk storage area infested with large number of flies;- A main drain uncovered with an accumulation of standing sewage water….…Organic Pastures Dairy Company has been the subject of other recalls and outbreaks. Most notably, the dairy was quarantined in 2006 after six children became ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections from consumer raw dairy products, according to the CDC report from 2006.In 2007, 50 strains of Campylobacter jejuni plus Campylobacter coli, Campylobacter fetus, Campylobacter hyointetinalis, and Campylobacter lari were cultured from OPDC dairy cow feces.