January 1, 2015
Health Tip: Avoid Raw Dairy Products
Pasteurized is the way to go
(HealthDay News) -- Raw milk and cheeses haven't been pasteurized, a process that eliminates harmful germs.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises:
- Consume only milk and cheese that have been pasteurized. If a label doesn't specify, it's best not to buy that product.
- Store dairy products in the refrigerator at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
- When dairy products expire, throw them out.
- If you're buying unaged, fresh cheese, make sure it is made with pasteurized milk.