Stop Selling Deadly Raw Milk

Target: Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Goal: Ban the sale of raw milk based on the serious health repercussions it can cause.

While raw milk can provide added protein and nutrients, it’s one of the world’s most risky foods because of the bacteria it may contain. In comparison to pasteurized milk, there is a 9.4% higher chance of getting sick through raw milk consumption. When milk goes unpasteurized, none of the harmful bacteria are removed from it, which can cause food-poisoning and other abdominal issues. The most likely harmful bacteria to be in raw milk are Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, and Campylobacter, which are often contained in other raw foods that need to be cooked to be eaten healthily. If other foods containing these bacteria need to be cooked, milk needs to go through a thorough pasteurizing process to be consumed.

While the FDA has deemed the sale of raw milk illegal across state lines, states are allowed to decide if raw milk sales are legal or not. Milk can be pasteurized at home by being heated at higher temperatures, so it’s not at all difficult to do. The FDA needs to make all raw milk sales illegal in order to preserve the health of the public. Pasteurized milk still contains vital nutrients and enzymes, especially when it’s naturally sourced. The process of removing harmful bacteria from milk takes little away from the actual product; instead, it makes it healthier and safer to drink.

Milk is healthy when properly pasteurized and it’s one of the best ways to promote health throughout the U.S.  Sign below and demand the national banning of raw milk.


Dear FDA Commissioner Califf,

Raw milk consumption can cause serious stomach issues based on the harmful bacteria within it. While some argue that raw milk is healthier than that of pasteurized milk, pasteurized milk is healthier and safer because all dangerous bacteria are removed. The pasteurizing process can be simple and quick since it only requires milk to be heat treated for a certain amount of time. This is a simple procedure that all milk should go through to ensure the public’s safety.

Please ban the sale of raw milk to diminish health issues it brings forth. Natural milk is nutritional and beneficial, but it can be even more so through being pasteurized. Stop the harm raw milk can cause. Thank you for your attention to this important message.


[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. It would be better to stop drinking milk and eating cheeses. Milk is meant for calves, not human beings.

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