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New standards recommended for milk to ensure that our milk supply is healthy and hygienic

New standards recommended for milk to ensure that our milk supply is healthy and hygienic The Committee also makes recommendations that skimmed and New standards semi-skimmed milks should be more generally available and that they should be promoted in order to boost total consumption of milk and give wider choice to the consumer. Skimmed and semi-skimmed milks recommended for should be labelled to show their fat and vitamin content and the label should also indicate whether the products are suitable for feeding infants and young children. milk — Measures to regulate and restrict the sale of untreated milk are recommended to continue. Untreated to ensure that our milk supply is milk accounts for between 3 and 4% of liquid milk sales in England and healthy and hygienic Wales. Untreated milk may be sold only from healthy cows which are free The Consumers' Committee for period during which traces appear. from tuberculosis and brucellosis, but England and Wales has recently The Milk Marketing Board requires outbreaks of Campylobacter infection reviewed the current milk marketing producers to withhold milk from and salmonellosis have been traced to scheme and has made a number of treated cows until residues have the consumption of untreated milk. recommendations for improvement to reached an 'insignificant' level. The Committee believes that there the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries Schemes are in operation for the must be freedom for individuals to and Food. testing and control of all undesirable choose untreated milk if this is what residues in milk and producers are The Committee recommends that they want, but there should be no notified if their supplies fail the test. the compositional quality of milk be sales to shops, schools, hotels and The Board deducts a sum, currently 5p maintained and wherever possible be other catering establishments. Bulk improved. Since May 1980, milk per litre, if milk is unsatisfactory, and untreated milk sales were prohibited supplies are classified according to the penalty increases to 7p for a at the end of 1980, and distributors their annual average butterfat and second and 9p for a third and wishing to sell untreated milk must subsequent failure. solids-not-fat (SNF) separately instead hold the necessary licence to do so. of their average total solids as in the past. There are 33 payment classes Milk tests currently, wit h premiums paid on milk Copies of the Consumers' Committee's wit h more than 4.00% butterfat or Failure levels in this country are Report on the effect of the milk 8.8% SNF and deductions on milk with unfortunately higher than in other marketing scheme on consumers may less than 3.9% butterfat or 8.7% SNF. European countries, but levels have be obtained on application from the The Committee now recommmends been reduced in recent years. At Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and that a rejection standard for present testing is carried out at 250 Food (Publications), Lion House, solids-not-fat at 8.5% should now be laboratories throughout the country Willowburn Trading Estate, Alnwick, introduced. but in the Autum n of this year, six Northumberland, NE66 2PF, price highly automated Central Testing £2.10, £2.34 by post. Laboratories will test supplies from Antibiotics each farm on a random basis at least once a week. A more rapid method to The Committee also makes First pasta winning post detect residues is also being important recommendations about investigated, in order to allow residues of antibiotics and other On Saturday 8 May it is anticipated segregation of contaminated milk inhibitory substances in milk. that half of the 15,000 runners taking before it is blended wit h other Antibiotic residues in milk are part in the Gillette London Marathon supplies at creamery or dairy. Tests mainly the result of treating cows with wil l be the guests of Record Pasta at a and penalties for antibiotic and other mastitis, a disease of the udder which pasta supper at the Royal Lancaster inhibitory residues are now more Hotel. continues to be present in almost stringent, but in order to reduce levels every herd in the country. These During the training period, most still further, the new Report residues are undesirable because a long distance athletes believe that it is recommends that the Milk Marketing small number of consumers may have better to supplement their diets with Board should make no payment for allergic or toxic reactions to the additional carbohydrate and a pasta milk which has failed any test. antibiotic, and because regular intake meal is an ideal way to do this. of antibiotic can lead to the The Consumers' Committee is also Strict carbohydrate loading, when development of resistant strains of the athlete aims to deplete his muscle concerned that the incidence of bacteria. Antibiotic residues have glycogen a few days before the race, mastitis — which is the whole source important implications for of the problem — continues to be so and then rebuild stores by keeping manufacturers of cheese and high in England and Wales. They mainly to a high carbohydrate diet, fermented milk products as 'starter' strongly recommend that the milk may benefit only the top athletes to organisms can easily be killed by the industry in general should emphasise who m seconds count a lot in a race. antibiotic. to producers the benefits of good Most of the competitors in the London Marathon are less dedicated, but they Residues in the milk may be present husbandry and hygiene to reduce the need for antibiotics. The same good still enjoy the pasta party which gets in significant quantities for up to 14 husbandry would also reduce the level everyone into the spirit of the days after the cow has been treated, of 'sediment', soil and dung, from milk. marathon. although 48 hours is the most usual Nutrition and Food Science http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nutrition & Food Science Emerald Publishing

New standards recommended for milk to ensure that our milk supply is healthy and hygienic

Nutrition & Food Science , Volume 82 (3): 1 – Mar 1, 1982

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0034-6659
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Abstract

The Committee also makes recommendations that skimmed and New standards semi-skimmed milks should be more generally available and that they should be promoted in order to boost total consumption of milk and give wider choice to the consumer. Skimmed and semi-skimmed milks recommended for should be labelled to show their fat and vitamin content and the label should also indicate whether the products are suitable for feeding infants and young children. milk — Measures to regulate and restrict the sale of untreated milk are recommended to continue. Untreated to ensure that our milk supply is milk accounts for between 3 and 4% of liquid milk sales in England and healthy and hygienic Wales. Untreated milk may be sold only from healthy cows which are free The Consumers' Committee for period during which traces appear. from tuberculosis and brucellosis, but England and Wales has recently The Milk Marketing Board requires outbreaks of Campylobacter infection reviewed the current milk marketing producers to withhold milk from and salmonellosis have been traced to scheme and has made a number of treated cows until residues have the consumption of untreated milk. recommendations for improvement to reached an 'insignificant' level. The Committee believes that there the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries Schemes are in operation for the must be freedom for individuals to and Food. testing and control of all undesirable choose untreated milk if this is what residues in milk and producers are The Committee recommends that they want, but there should be no notified if their supplies fail the test. the compositional quality of milk be sales to shops, schools, hotels and The Board deducts a sum, currently 5p maintained and wherever possible be other catering establishments. Bulk improved. Since May 1980, milk per litre, if milk is unsatisfactory, and untreated milk sales were prohibited supplies are classified according to the penalty increases to 7p for a at the end of 1980, and distributors their annual average butterfat and second and 9p for a third and wishing to sell untreated milk must subsequent failure. solids-not-fat (SNF) separately instead hold the necessary licence to do so. of their average total solids as in the past. There are 33 payment classes Milk tests currently, wit h premiums paid on milk Copies of the Consumers' Committee's wit h more than 4.00% butterfat or Failure levels in this country are Report on the effect of the milk 8.8% SNF and deductions on milk with unfortunately higher than in other marketing scheme on consumers may less than 3.9% butterfat or 8.7% SNF. European countries, but levels have be obtained on application from the The Committee now recommmends been reduced in recent years. At Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and that a rejection standard for present testing is carried out at 250 Food (Publications), Lion House, solids-not-fat at 8.5% should now be laboratories throughout the country Willowburn Trading Estate, Alnwick, introduced. but in the Autum n of this year, six Northumberland, NE66 2PF, price highly automated Central Testing £2.10, £2.34 by post. Laboratories will test supplies from Antibiotics each farm on a random basis at least once a week. A more rapid method to The Committee also makes First pasta winning post detect residues is also being important recommendations about investigated, in order to allow residues of antibiotics and other On Saturday 8 May it is anticipated segregation of contaminated milk inhibitory substances in milk. that half of the 15,000 runners taking before it is blended wit h other Antibiotic residues in milk are part in the Gillette London Marathon supplies at creamery or dairy. Tests mainly the result of treating cows with wil l be the guests of Record Pasta at a and penalties for antibiotic and other mastitis, a disease of the udder which pasta supper at the Royal Lancaster inhibitory residues are now more Hotel. continues to be present in almost stringent, but in order to reduce levels every herd in the country. These During the training period, most still further, the new Report residues are undesirable because a long distance athletes believe that it is recommends that the Milk Marketing small number of consumers may have better to supplement their diets with Board should make no payment for allergic or toxic reactions to the additional carbohydrate and a pasta milk which has failed any test. antibiotic, and because regular intake meal is an ideal way to do this. of antibiotic can lead to the The Consumers' Committee is also Strict carbohydrate loading, when development of resistant strains of the athlete aims to deplete his muscle concerned that the incidence of bacteria. Antibiotic residues have glycogen a few days before the race, mastitis — which is the whole source important implications for of the problem — continues to be so and then rebuild stores by keeping manufacturers of cheese and high in England and Wales. They mainly to a high carbohydrate diet, fermented milk products as 'starter' strongly recommend that the milk may benefit only the top athletes to organisms can easily be killed by the industry in general should emphasise who m seconds count a lot in a race. antibiotic. to producers the benefits of good Most of the competitors in the London Marathon are less dedicated, but they Residues in the milk may be present husbandry and hygiene to reduce the need for antibiotics. The same good still enjoy the pasta party which gets in significant quantities for up to 14 husbandry would also reduce the level everyone into the spirit of the days after the cow has been treated, of 'sediment', soil and dung, from milk. marathon. although 48 hours is the most usual Nutrition and Food Science

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