Certified Raw Milk
Irene Farm has been producing and selling Certified Raw Milk to the public for over 120 years. Given our extremely strict and rigorous health, hygiene and maintenance programmes, our milk has always been of the highest quality.
But what exactly is Certified Raw Milk?
Raw milk is unpasteurised and must comply with very strict health conditions in order to be approved as Certified Raw Milk, making it safe and healthy to drink.
Raw Milk is more nutritious and healthier than pasteurised milk as the pasteurising process kills bad bacteria that may be present in the milk and unfortunately, kills much of the good bacteria, vitamins and nutrients at the same time
Some of the healthy nutrients and vitamins in Raw Milk that are degraded or reduced in the pasteurisation process are:
Beneficial bacteria which aid the stomach to function at its best;
Food enzymes which help the digestive process;
- Immunoglobulins which assist in immunity; and
- Vitamins A and C, iron, zinc, calcium, potassium as well as magnesium.
Is Certified Raw Milk safe?
It’s best to only drink Certified Raw Milk for safety reasons and not just any raw milk. For raw milk to be classified as Certified Raw Milk, the dairy must comply with the most stringent high standards such as: