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Dr. Mel Kramer, Ph.D., M.P.H., is president of EHA Consulting Group, Inc., a firm with more than 30 years of experience in the fields of environmental and public health.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that, “as of January 15, 2014, a total of 430 persons infected with seven outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported from 23 states and Puerto Rico.” In response to the news, the popular media, the technical and professional public health and consumer publications,…

There has been much debate recently on the benefits/drawbacks of pasteurized versus raw milk. In Ohio, it is illegal to sell unpasteurized milk to stores and consumers, though dairy farm families may drink raw milk from their own herds.

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In 2006, the Ohio Department of Agriculture revoked the license of a 100-cow dairy on …