Robert M. Kradjian, MD, Surgeon at Seton Medical Centre, wrote in his article titled "The Milk Letter: A Message to My Patients," published on the AFPA Fitness website (accessed Jan. 30, 2008):

“You may be horrified to learn that the USDA allows milk to contain from one to one and a half million white blood cells per milliliter (That’s only 1/30 of an ounce). If you don’t already know this, I’m sorry to tell you that another way to describe white cells where they don’t belong would be to call them pus cells.”

[Editor’s Note: The 2003 FDA Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) PDF (3.5MB) sets the maximum level of somatic cells allowed in Grade A milk at 750,000 cells per. milliliter – a level that has been in effect since at least 1999.] Jan. 30, 2008