In 2009, two important public health sessions sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (pdf) and the International Association for Food Protection (pdf) were held to discuss emerging issues surrounding the increasing popularity of raw (unpasteurized, unprocessed milk). This website was inspired by discussions following the presentations. Many participants felt that there was a need for a website that addresses the complex issues surrounding raw milk science and policy. The website is also meant to serve as a clearinghouse for evidence-based studies, presentations, commentaries, regulations, and position statements on raw milk.
The content for this site was developed and reviewed by scientists and health educators in universities, government, industry, and professional organizations. We also solicited comments and materials from raw milk consumers. The News and Commentaries subsections are meant to inform readers of current events relating to raw milk, and do not represent an endorsement by the working group.
Real Raw Milk Facts is supported in part by Marler Clark, the nation’s foremost law firm with a practice dedicated to representing victims of food poisoning. The firm works actively with academia, industry, government, and consumer groups to end foodborne illness.