Raw Milk Is Not a High-Risk Food

Industry and medical groups have claimed that raw milk is dangerous, but the data contradicts their claims.

Any food can be the source of foodborne illness under the wrong conditions. The issue isn’t whether some people have become sick from raw milk on occasion – the issue is whether raw milk poses such an unusually high level of risk that it justifies the government forcing people to drive several hours to the farm to obtain it.

All of the data discussed below is from the CDC for the 13-year period from 1998 to 2010.

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