Dr. Mel Kramer

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Dr. Mel Kramer, Ph.D., M.P.H., is president of EHA Consulting Group, Inc., a firm with more than 30 years of experience in the fields of environmental and public health.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that, “as of January 15, 2014, a total of 430 persons infected with seven outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported from 23 states and Puerto Rico.” In response to the news, the popular media, the technical and professional public health and consumer publications, including the blogosphere, have weighed in with opinions. The question is whether or not the poultry producer should have voluntary recalled…
There has been much debate recently on the benefits/drawbacks of pasteurized versus raw milk. In Ohio, it is illegal to sell unpasteurized milk to stores and consumers, though dairy farm families may drink raw milk from their own herds.   In 2006, the Ohio Department of Agriculture revoked the license of a 100-cow dairy on grounds that it was selling raw milk. In light of this decision and similar rulings nationwide, there is a growing…
On April 24, 2012, it was announced that the fourth U.S. cow tested positive for BSE.  In truth, the first U. S. cow, which was imported from Canada, had “typical” BSE, which was identified in the United Kingdom and has been present in both Europe and Japan, and to a lesser extent in Canada.  The two previous U. S. cattle were actually atypical, as was the one identified this week. Although scientifically less is known…