Hello and hi. Got milk? Back in 1993 there was an American advertising campaign which encouraged the consumption of cow’s milk. It was created by the ad agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners for the California Milk Processor Board. Later, it was licensed for use by milk processors and dairy farmers. The ‘Got Milk?’ ads were pretty much everywhere and showcased celebs (with the milk moustache) as they encouraged us Americans to drink more milk. And guess what? It worked. We Americans drank plenty of milk as dictated by the ad. We sure did.
Anyway, I drink milk in my tea and sometimes I drink it warm when I can’t sleep. Further, someone once told me that prior to a heavy night of drinking, one should drink milk-as it coats your stomach-and therefore, you will get less drunk. Am not sure if that is true or not but if it is…do let me know. Please and thanks. Am asking for a friend.
According to the BBC, more than 50 cases of food poisoning are being linked to a Cumbrian farm, selling raw milk-according to health officials. Erm…people are drinking raw/unpasteurised milk? What the what? No. Just, no.
Well, apparently they are. You see, traces of campylobacter were found in SIX samples of unpastuerised milk, which was sold at Low Sizergh Barn Farm in Kendal, earlier this month. Now, a further 50 possible cases are being investigated by Public Health England (PHE) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA). In addition, a certain American blogger is doing some investigating too. For real.
Thankfully, sales of milk from a vending machine at the farm have now been suspended. Erm…who thought it was a good idea to drink raw milk? Raw milk which was then dispensed from a vending machine? You want raw milk? Why not instead place your mouth under a cow’s udder? Seriously people, it is beyond crazy that someone would actually drink raw milk. Honestly.
The FSA has said that the farm would not be allowed to sell any more raw milk until there were further tests. I do realise that I sound a bit of high and mighty here-I mean, I guess raw milk is good for you. I am not a milk specialist. But what is happening is that a particular bacteria is being found in the raw milk-campylobacter-which is the most common cause of food poisoning (and can lead to severe diarrhoea and vomiting). So, essentially-it is the bacteria which is causing the sickness, not the milk itself. That being said, have a coke and a smile instead (another ad campaign). That is all.