The Idaho Senate has approved a bill lifting restrictions on some provisions in the state’s raw milk law.

In a 34-0 vote — one member was absent — the Senate approved revisions that would make legal so-called herd shares. Such arrangements allow farmers to sell a share of a herd

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New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball today warned consumers not to consume unpasteurized, raw milk from the farm of Eric and Jessica Nickol because tests have shown contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The producer is now prohibited from selling raw milk until subsequent sampling indicates

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Health officials are warning consumers against drinking unpasteurized, raw milk and eating certain cheese products sold under the BeiHollow brand because tests have found contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.

The warning out of Dauphin County, PA, says the producer of the unpasteurized products would not release a list of where the

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Vaccination programs and public awareness campaigns could reduce the number of people affected by tick-borne encephalitis virus, which is sometimes foodborne, according to researchers.

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a viral infection of the central nervous system. Humans mainly acquire TBE through tick bites, but it is occasionally contracted through consuming

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High Brucella contamination rates have been found in ricotta, cheese, and raw milk samples in Tunisia, posing a serious risk to consumers.

A study investigated the occurrence of Brucella in 200 raw milk, ricotta, and artisan fresh cheese samples, collected from four districts in Tunisia. Results are based on Brucella DNA detection and don′t

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The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball has warned the public to not consume unpasteurized, raw milk from Thomas Miller dba Miller Dairy Farm because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The dairy is in Pine Island, NY, in Orange County. As of the posting of the
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By Sara Bratager
Food Traceability and Food Safety Scientist at the Institute of Food Technologists 

According to a 2017 study in Emerging Infectious Diseases, unpasteurized dairy products cause 840 times more illnesses and 45 times more hospitalizations than pasteurized products, making raw milk a dangerous food.
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A French agency has studied the main bacterial hazards associated with raw milk cheeses and other products made from raw milk.

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) identified the types of unpasteurized milk cheeses on which to target efforts.

In France, over the past
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