Real Raw Milk Facts

Outbreak Tables & Reports

Table of Unpasteurized (Raw), Dairy Outbreaks and Recalls, 1998 to Present

Table of Pasteurized Dairy Outbreaks and Recalls, 1998 to Present

Foodborne disease outbreaks and recalls linked to raw milk from grassfed and pastured cows, United States, 2005-present

Herdshares linked to foodborne disease outbreaks and illnesses from raw milk, United States, 2001-present

Other Tables

Outbreaks from Unpasteurized (Raw) Milk and non-Mexican Style Raw Milk Cheeses, United States, 1998-2011.

Milk and Dairy Related Campylobacter Outbreaks, USDA Agriculture Research Service Comprehensive summary of documented Campylobacter outbreaks around the world (1978-2007). Includes a list of numbered references.

Outbreak Reports

Environmental Investigation of a Campylobacter jejuni Outbreak in 2012 Associated with Claravale Farms Raw Whole Milk, Final Report, 2013, California

Environmental Investigation of the Escherichia coli O157:H7 Outbreak in California Associated with Raw Whole Milk, Fall 2011, Final Report, 2012, California

Organic Pastures final report (epi), California

Organic Pastures letter (environmental/farm investigation), California

Billy Goat herdshare outbreak, 2010, Colorado

Campylobacter Outbreak Associated with Consumption of Raw Milk, May-June 2011, Alaska

Notes from the Field: Salmonella Newport Infections Associated with Consumption of Unpasteurized Milk — Utah, April–June 2010

Investigation into E. coli O157:H7 illnesses and Raw Milk Consumption from Hartmann farm By Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota Department of Health

Campylobacter Outbreak Associated with Consumption of Unpasteurized Milk from a Cow Share Operation, Montrose County 2009

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Alexandre Ecodairy Campylobacter Outbreak California 2008

Herb Depot and Autumn Olive Farms Missouri E. coli O157:H7 2008

Whole Foods, Town Farm Dairy, E. coli O157:NM Connecticut 2008

Outbreak of E. coli O157 Associated with Raw Milk Consumption – Connecticut, 2008

Cluster of Campylobacter infections possibly associated with raw dairy products in California 2007

Outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes Infections Associated with Pasteurized Milk from a Local Dairy, Massachusetts

Grace Harbor Farms E. coli O157:H7 Washington 2006

Organic Pastures E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak California 2006

Dee Creek Farm E. coli Outbreak Washington and Oregon 2005

Searchable Foodborne Illness Outbreak Databases

Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database (MarlerClark)

FOOD. National Outbreak Reporting System – NORS (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Outbreak Alert! Online Database (Center for Science in the Public Interest)

Real Life Dangers of Raw Milk

Several families offered to share their stories on video to help raise awareness about the potential risks and negative effects on health from drinking contaminated raw milk.

Real Life Stories