The raw milk controversy continues to generate press- both in print and in the "blogosphere."  Last Thursday on my layover in Minneapolis, this article was on the front page of the Star Tribune.   On June 4, the New York Times ran an Op-Ed from Michael Feldman discussing the Wisconsin Governor’s veto of a bill that would

The Washington State Department of Health (WDOH) announced today that two recent E. coli O157:H7 infections are connected to the consumption of "raw" unpasteurized milk.  According to WDOH  "The two cases confirmed this month bring the count of infections this year associated with one Bellingham dairy to eight."

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is

The USDA, on a new website on May 13, unveiled a cost of food poisoning calculator.  To date, the only two pathogens with reported yearly costs estimates are Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7.  The combined cost estimate for those two?  In excess of $3 Billion. 

According to the USDA, the estimates "include assumptions about disease incidence