The interstate distribution and sale of non-pasteurized dairy products has been prohibited in the United States since 1987. However, each state regulates the sale of dairy products produced within its borders, and some states permit the sale of raw milk. In a review of all disease outbreaks between 1993-2006, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) researchers have found that the rate of dairy-associated outbreaks is almost 150 times higher from unpasteurized products than from pasteurized milk. Sixty percent of those sickened were people under 20 years old.
PositiveTip: Consuming food products made from raw milk should not be considered safe under any circumstances.