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Dairy Groups Ask Nevada Governor To Veto Raw Milk Legislation

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Dairy Groups Ask Nevada Governor To Veto Raw Milk Legislation

The National Milk Producers Federation along with the International Dairy Foods Association are asking Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to veto legislation allowing raw milk sales in that state.

Federation’s Chris Galen says half of the states in the country allow some form of raw milk sales which poses health dangers particularly for children whose immune systems are unable to fight off the pathogens.

Galen says in their letter they noted the Centers for Disease Control indicated between 1993 and 2006 unpasteurized dairy products resulted in 73 known outbreaks causing 1,571 cases of foodborne illnesses, 202 hospitalizations and two deaths.  He says allowing raw milk sales and consumption not only impacts health but effects consumers using dairy products.

Federal law currently bans interstate sales of raw milk but allows states to determine how to regulate the product within their borders.

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