Around three percent of Americans 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 document provides a listing of links to state statutes on raw milk consumption and sales.