Health Canada and the Canadian Government sure think so, especially in British Columbia where raw milk was declared to be as hazardous to your health as nuclear waste in 2009. We recently got a letter from Tim Lambert, Executive Director of Health Protection reaffirming their fear that threatening amounts of E. coli, Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella and Staphylococcus is in British Comumbian raw milk. The letter basically said they have no way to control or even manage the situation.
This is especially worrisome given the many recent food poisoning outbreaks from pasteurized milk. As Farmer Edwin Shank points out pasteurization is no guarantee milk is pathogen-free. In fact, if pasteurized milk is contaminated, the pathogen has free reign to rapidly grow out of control without any competition to hamper it.
As we all know, it isn’t a very good idea to put your health into the hands of the very people that are making money off of you. As it turns out, Canadian milk is expensive for the consumer and the Dairy Cartel is under fire. A recent article from Fraser Institute lays it all out: