All milk products should be heat treated

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7038.1099b (Published 27 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1099
  1. D M Campbell,
  2. J M Cowden,
  3. G Morris,
  4. W J Reilly,
  5. S J O'Brien
  1. Consultant in public health medicine Consultant in public health medicine Consultant in environmental health Consultant in veterinary public health Consultant in public health medicine Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health, Ruchill Hospital, Glasgow G20 9NB

    EDITOR,—We support Anita Rampling's recommendation that pasteurisation should be the first stage in the production of all milk products.1 The European directive 92/46/EEC sets standards for raw milk, heat treated milk, and milk based products. While the directive sets microbiological criteria for certain milk based products, member states may grant derogations from the regulations. The enforcing Dairy Products (Hygiene) (Scotland) Regulations 1995 make it possible for “milk-based products with traditional characteristics” to be given a derogation. Such derogations …

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