Officials in Hawaii are clamping down on retailers that sell raw goat’s milk, using the threat of seizure and fines up to $10,000 per day.

The state Department of Health has embargoed raw milk products, which it says are not safe for human consumption, according to a public warning from
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Health officials in Idaho are seeing an increase of Campylobacter illnesses they say are often associated with unpasteurized, raw milk.

Eastern Idaho Public Health issued a public notice reminding consumers of “inherent risks” of consuming unpasteurized, raw milk and raw milk products such as cheese and yogurt.

“Consuming raw, unpasteurized
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At least five people in Washington have infections from Campylobactor after drinking unpasteurized, raw milk from Dungeness Valley Creamery. State tests found the bacteria.

The Washington Department of Health reports that the creamery has recalled all of its raw milk with best-by dates of April 13 or earlier. The recall
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Norway has opted not to change the rules around the sale of unpasteurized, raw milk to protect consumer health.

In 2017, the Ministry of Health and Care Services commissioned the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) to prepare a draft regulation that allowed a limited sale of unpasteurized, raw milk and
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German authorities have highlighted the risks of drinking unpasteurized, raw milk after tests found some of it was contaminated with Listeria, Campylobacter or Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).

The three pathogens were detected in up to 5 percent of about 360 raw milk samples examined, according to the Federal Office
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Raw milk products from Europe and Norway were less compliant than pasteurized items, according to a microbiological monitoring program in Norway.

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) reported the microbiological quality was generally good for the items examined. However, results indicate there are “challenges” with pathogens in raw milk products
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Scientists have warned about the risk of Brucella outbreaks linked to unpasteurized milk in China.

In recent years, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported hundreds of infections from Brucella melitensis after people consumed raw milk. From 2005 to 2018, there were 242 public health emergencies, according
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