Asked by: Abraham Zinser
asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th February, 2020

Is raw cow milk illegal?

However, at the federal level, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bans the interstate sale or distribution of raw milk. All milk sold across state lines must be pasteurized and meet the standards of the US Pasteurized Milk Ordinance. Drinking or otherwise consuming raw milk is legal in all 50 states.

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Besides, is it safe to drink raw cow milk?

Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized to kill harmful bacteria. It can come from any animal. Raw milk can carry dangerous germs, such as Brucella, Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella, which can pose serious health risks to you and your family.

Subsequently, question is, is raw milk really better for you? Raw milk is healthier: Pasteurized milk is accused of causing everything from allergies to heart disease to cancer, but back in the day, these diseases were rare. In fact, clean raw milk from grass-fed cows is chock full of healthy amino acids and beneficial enzymes, and was used as a cure.

Similarly, you may ask, why is it illegal to buy raw milk?

The federal government banned the sale of raw milk across state lines nearly three decades ago because it poses a threat to public health. They say they buy raw milk because it doesn't contain the growth hormone rGBH, they like the taste, and they enjoy having a direct connection to the food they eat.

Is raw milk illegal in Canada?

Raw milk cannot legally be sold in Canada, except into government-authorized "supply management" cartels, where it goes to be pasteurized. Only those who happen to own their own cow can legally consume raw milk.

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