Unpasteurized or raw milk comes from cows, sheep, or goats. This milk has not been pasteurized or treated to kill harmful bacteria. The pasteurization of milk was a public health measure that eliminated the risk of getting sick from harmful pathogens in the milk. Retail food establishments are required by law to only use and sell pasteurized milk. Milk production is regulated by law. For additional information visit the State Milk Board. If you want to be a producer and need additional information, you should contact: 573-751-3830.
There are several links below intended to educate the consumer about the risks associated with the consumption of unpasteurized or raw milk.