Informed End Consumer Information for Raw Milk

"Informed end consumer" means a person who is the last person to purchase a product, does not resell the product, and has been informed that the product is not licensed, permitted, certified, packaged, labeled, or inspected per any official regulations.

There are potential health hazards associated with raw dairy products. Bacteria or other pathogenic (disease-causing) microorganisms can be found in raw milk, including: Campylobacter jejuni, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, and E. coli 0157:H7. In addition, tuberculosis, undulant fever, and Q fever can be contracted from consuming raw milk. These pathogens can cause serious illness or death.