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50 State Compilation: Raw Milk

posted on Thu, Nov 17 2011 12:00 am by Eastern Region

It is estimated that around three percent of the population drink raw milk. Between 1998 and 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 1,676 illnesses and two deaths resulting from raw milk consumption. Additionally, raw milk caused 82 percent of reported outbreaks from dairy products between 1973 and 2009. These numbers are likely low as many people do not report foodborne illnesses. Foodborne illnesses often resemble the flu, for which people do not always seek treatment.

This 50 state compilation lists the regulations and statutes addressing cow sharing, advertising, labeling as well as other aspects of raw milk sales and consumption.

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