It then goes on to list the amount of this stuff in several states' milk samples.U.S. Milk Quality Monitoring Using Bulk Tank Somatic Cell Counts
The National Mastitis Council and USDA have collaborated on a monitoring system to summarize U.S. milk quality. The system represents 37 percent of U.S. milk and 45 percent of U.S. dairy producers with permits to ship milk.
Bulk tank somatic cell count (BTSCC, a measure of the number of white blood cells per ml. of raw milk) was chosen as an indication of milk quality. BTSCC reflects the level of infection and resultant inflammation in the mammary gland of dairy cows and provides an indirect measure of the processing quality of milk. While BTSCC is not a public health concern, reasons to monitor BTSCC include domestic consumer demands for high quality, processor need for high quality raw milk, to help improve cow udder health, and potential pressure from international markets for documentation of our high-quality dairy products.
Considering that there may have been insects in the ground when the vegetables were growing, that seems very possible as well.Originally Posted by OregonAmy
Of course they are. Crushed bugs and blood are in canned vegetables, too.
Originally Posted by OregonAmy
Nope. The FDA allows for a certain amount of bug parts, rat poop, etc in canned vegetables.
"The permissible level of certain insect fragments in 50 grams,
or about two cups, of flour is 75 parts."