Senator Phil Jensen, a Republican senator in South Dakota, penned an op-ed piece that has been published in The Argus Leader, pointing out how many of the proposed rules set forth by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture don’t take into account the scientific studies that tout the health benefits of raw milk.
Sen. Jensen references three quantitative microbial risk assessments published by the Journal of Food Protection, which conclude that unpasteurized milk is a low-risk food and there is actually increasing evidence that fresh, raw farm’s milk provide unique health benefits to children. Jensen also compares the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s proposed rules regarding coliform levels, warning labels and pathogen testing to other states’ more relaxed approaches, including Utah.
Read his Letter to the Editor in full here:
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