At present the only way you can buy raw milk is via vending machines on farms. However if proposals made by the Food Standards Agency are accepted, it could soon be made available from limited numbers of vending machines in other locations, most notably some shops.
It is a move that has been met with concern by Dairy UK, a body that represents farmers as well as others who work in the industry. It is concerned that the health of consumers could be jeopardised if raw milk is made more widely available. The process of pasteurisation makes milk safe to drink and essentially removes the danger of raw milk poisoning. If raw milk is easier to access there is a chance that more people could become ill through drinking it.
It has been made clear that the Food Standards Agency is keen to ensure the health and wellbeing of all consumers even through this proposed step. It wishes to strike a balance between choice and the protection of consumers. Information from Scotland revealed a drop in food poisoning when raw milk for drinking was banned.
Is it likely to suffer from raw milk poisoning through drinking raw milk?
The process of pasteurisation makes milk a lot safer to drink. It also makes it last longer. It removes the bacteria that are typically present in milk and therefore we can drink it without worrying about whether it is still safe. Raw milk could potentially bring a higher chance of food poisoning.
If you have proof that negligence was to blame in any case of food poisoning, not just through milk, it is a good idea to get advice on the situation. You may have a case for compensation.
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