Pasteurization Inactivates Highly Infectious Avian Flu in Milk

Microbiological surveillance of milk products can identify pathogens, and milk from cows with mastitis or other disease conditions does not enter the food supply. Finally, heating during the pasteurization process can destroy H5N1 and other, more common bacterial pathogens.

U.S. Loses 100,000 Dairy Cows in Last Year as More Dairy Farms Close

July 29, 2019 Jessie Higgins, UPI

“A lot of my friends and neighbors have exited the business,” said Jim Burdett, the owner of a small, family-owned dairy farm near Mercersburg, Pa. “We’re a dying breed, the small, family run operation.”