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Some points the 'Dom' of Kefir makes,
Till current date, I have yet to come across reported cases where consuming homemade traditional kefir has caused health a problem, but to the contrary.
Although there are some concerns shared among dairy technologists regarding certain species of microbes isolated from specific batches of kefir grains [or the kefir itself], obtained from different regions or countries around the world. With this though, there was no evidence to suggest that there was a health problem issue, due to consuming kefir made with such grains.
These mainly concern commercial kefir-producers, who wish to use kefir grains for the production of traditional kefir for sale in the marketplace.
Recent research has revealed that even kefir grains cultured in a media containing Escherichia coli [coliforms] inhibited the growth of this organism.
Just a few things to note. The site really has more info than appropriately typable here.