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Straus Milk- No vitamin D


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Straus Milk- No vitamin D

suebe | Nov 5, 2008 08:01 AM

Not sure whether to post this here but since Straus is an essentially local product.. We were surprised to learn that Straus milk (thats the one in the glass bottles) is not fortified with vitamin D. a very nice email from their customer service representative confirmed this and explained that they try to remain as pure and unadulterated as possible. I think most people (including me, and I'm a pediatric dietitian) assume that all whole milk contains vitamin D so I think it behooves them to make it a bit more obvious on their labels that their product does not contain this nutrient. Working in a teaching hospital I unfortunately see cases of rickets caused by vitamin D deficieny. Children and adults with special health care needs are esspecially at risk.
Again, their customer service folks have been great and they said they would talk it over with Mr Straus when he returns from Italy.

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