May 5, 2017 - Boulder, CO, US
EpiX team members have published a peer-reviewed article assessing the risks of consuming raw (unpasteurized) milk and cheese, in the Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal. Dr. Solenne Costard, senior consultant at EpiX Analytics and lead author of the article explains, "We wanted to base our estimates primarily on published outbreak surveillance data. This allowed us to obtain risk estimates that relied on trustworthy sources of data, and to minimize the number of assumptions in our analysis. This study clearly shows that consuming raw milk and cheese poses a significant food safety risk, that is easily avoidable by consuming pasteurized milk products. We hope that this work helps consumers make safe choices when it comes to dairy products".