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December 5, 1988 | AMY STEVENS, Times Staff Writer
To believers, raw cow's milk is the next best thing to mother's own. They boast about its taste and claim that it cures illness. They scoff at people who insist on drinking milk that has been "blasted with heat"--meaning pasteurized. Now that many cattle diseases have been eliminated, they say, pasteurization is unnecessary. To critics, raw milk is deceptively dangerous stuff.
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September 29, 1988 | JANNY SCOTT and RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writers
The final report on the listeriosis epidemic that claimed 48 lives in Los Angeles County in 1985 traces California's worst food poisoning case ever to raw or poorly pasteurized milk used to make cheese at a now-defunct Artesia plant. The report, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, reaches that conclusion even though investigators never found the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in the dairy herds that supplied raw milk to Jalisco Mexican Products Inc.
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August 29, 1987 | DANIEL P. PUZO, Times Staff Writer
A Pomona Superior Court judge Friday overturned a jury award of $40,000 to the family of an El Monte man whose death was linked to bacteria allegedly present in Alta-Dena Dairies' raw certified milk. Judge Theodore Piatt ruled in favor of the City of Industry-based firm's motion to overturn last month's award because of insufficient evidence. He also granted Alta-Dena a new trial. The dairy's attorney, Raymond A. Novell, said the company is "completely vindicated."
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July 11, 1987 | DANIEL P. PUZO, Times Staff Writer
A Pomona Superior Court jury Friday awarded $40,000 to the family of a man whose death allegedly was caused by bacteria in Alta-Dena Certified Dairy's raw milk. The award marks the first time that the City of Industry-based dairy has been ordered to pay damages as a result of an illness traced to its unpasteurized milk. The victim, Paul B. Telford of El Monte, drank the dairy's certified raw milk for several weeks before his death in July, 1982.
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August 28, 1985 | RONALD L. SOBLE and DANIEL P. PUZO, Times Staff Writers
A decade-old argument over whether the raw milk produced by Alta-Dena Certified Dairy contains illness-causing bacteria was rekindled Tuesday when a coalition of consumer groups and health professionals filed a suit accusing the firm of "false and misleading" advertising about the safety of its raw milk.
NEWS
March 16, 1985 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
The Department of Health and Human Services has decided to take no action regarding the marketing of raw milk and raw milk products, despite strong recommendations from scientists within the Food and Drug Administration that those unpasteurized items be banned. Dr. Frank E. Young, FDA commissioner, acknowledged Friday that "a public health problem exists" and said there is a "strong association between the consumption of raw milk and the outbreak of disease."
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