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Government – Information and Outbreaks

Alaska Department of Health Epi Bulletin (2009)

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Canada: Raw Milk Outbreaks: The Canadian Experience (pdf)

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Groups and Organizations

American Veterinary Medical Association podcast: The Scoop on Raw Milk

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CFI – Center for Foodborne Illness

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Center for Science in the Public Interest: Meet the Bugs

Center for Science in the Public Interest: Protect Your Unborn Baby


Keep Our Food Safe: What’s the Deal with Raw Milk?

Part 2: The Risks and the Bottom LinePart 3: Common Raw Milk Misconceptions

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

2011 Raw Milk Survey (pdf)

National Dairy Council: Raw Milk Fact Sheet (pdf)

S.T.O.P. Foodborne Illness

Dairy Food Production Safety

Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (revised 2007)

Practical Food Safety Interventions for Dairy (pdf)

Raw Milk Producer and Safety Guidelines

Wisconsin Dairy Artisan Network

News Media

Meat Trade News Daily (2010): Canada – unpasteurized milk problems

The Daily Triplicate (2009): Mari’s Climb: A journey back from paralysis

LA Times (2009): Raw milk debate rages on

CBS News (2008): Crackdown on Unpasteurized Milk

Science Daily (2008): Unpasteurized Milk Poses Health Risks Without Benefits, Study Shows

Reuters (2007): Pathogens prevalent in unpasteurized milk

USA Today (2006): Raw Milk – Fit for human consumption?

Medical News (2005): Ontario issues warning against unpasteurized milk


Food Poison Journal: Comparing the Food Safety Record of Pasteurized and Raw Milk Products (pdf)

Marler Blog: Grass Fed vs. Grain Fed

Marler Blog: Raw Milk Cons

Marler Blog: Raw Milk Pros

Marler Blog: The Raw Milk Beat Goes On: A Look at the Literature and the 60-day Raw Milk Cheese Aging Rule (pdf)

Louisiana: Food-Borne Outbreak Investigation (pdf)

Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE): The Molecular Epidemiologists Tool (pdf)

Wisconsin: Foodborne and Waterborne Disease Outbreak Investigation Manual (pdf)

One Health Initiative

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.

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