West Virginia Lawmakers Learn About Unpasteurized Milk The Hard Way
A West Virginia lawmaker brought some raw milk to the Capitol; now, a bunch of legislators have fallen ill.By Matt Picht | March 9, 2016
A glass of raw milk in the West Virginia Capitol has led to either a cruel irony or a really unfortunate coincidence.
So here's what happened: Last week, West Virginia passed a bill loosening restrictions on sharing and drinking raw, unpasteurized milk. Apparently, some lawmakers passed around a glass of raw milk to celebrate.
Since then, there's been a rash of stomach problems going around the state Capitol. Afflicted lawmakers claim they've just been hit by a run-of-the-mill stomach bug, but health officials are investigating whether the raw milk might be responsible.