The purpose of the dairy industry is to provide high quality, nourishing food products for consumers. Here you can learn about some of the unique characteristics of food safety for products of the dairy industry.
- Dairy Cattle as a Source of Food or Waterborne Illness
- E. coli O157:H7 NCBA Factsheet
- Good Management Practices Checklist for Minimizing Microbial Pathogen Outbreaks
- Importance of Raw Milk Quality on Processed Dairy Products
- Judicial Use of Antimicrobials for Dairy Producers
- Safety of Bovine Somatotropin (bST)
- Sources and Causes of High Bacteria Counts in Raw Milk: An Abbreviated Review
- The Medical Impact of the Use of Antimicrobials in Food Animals
Raw Milk Resources
Raw Milk Q&A
A list of common questions and answers about raw milk, including the definition of raw milk, potential hazards, questions about pasteurization, and information on disease outbreaks.
Raw Milk Misconceptions
Contains information on several common misconceptions regarding the nutritional content, potential benefits, and safety of raw milk.
State Raw Milk Laws and Ongoing Legislation
A large listing of raw milk legislation in the United States. The information is listed on a state-by-state basis, and includes current and pending legislation regarding raw milk sales and consumption.
The Dangers of Raw Milk
A brief article from the FDA on potential health hazards of raw milk consumption.
The Health Hazards of Drinking Raw Milk
A discussion of the potential health hazards posed by raw milk consumption. This piece includes detailed information on pathogens which may be found in unpasteurized dairy products, and their effects on human health, as well as a description of how pathogenic bacteria may find their way into milk.
Milk Pasteurization: Guarding Against Disease
A discussion of how organisms enter the milk supply, what common pathogens may be found in milk, and the how the process of pasteurizing milk is carried out.
Raw Milk Disease Outbreaks- 1993-2006
Contains data on disease outbreaks connected to consumption of unpasteurized dairy products.