Date: Sat, 25 Jan 1997 12:23:57 -0500 (EST)


To: ismnt@Mailer.Uni-Marburg.DE

Subject: Re: Milk is essential: But how did Chinese survive?


In a message dated 97-01-24 10:40:41 EST, you write:


>p.s. >20% of milk contains antibiotic residues!!



I just visited the Dairy Council here in Colorado a few months ago, and they

Explained a rather rigorous procedure that keeps antibiotics out the ALL the milk they

Supply to grocers. They receive a vial of milk at each dairy they collect milk at

and test it at their lab. If ANY antibiotics are found in a vial they MUST throw out

everyone's milk that was mixed with it in the truck. That dairyman whose milk was the

source of antibiotics MUST pay for every dairyman's milk that was discarded.

What they don't test for is the bovine growth hormone that is rather

controversial these days.


Julie Thurnau (Dietetic Intern)