Tag Archives: raw

Illinois sales of Raw Milk is now legal

Illinois switch: On-the-farm raw milk sales now legal

Food Safety News

Two years of tweaking raw milk policies in Illinois has opened the state to legal raw milk sales for the first time in 30 years, but only on the farm where it is produced.

The change comes as a result of a regulatory process involving the Illinois Department of Public Health and the state’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. It marks a compromise that ends so-called milk clubs that were known for making deliveries in the Chicago area by prohibiting any off-the-farm sales.

Raw milk is milk that hasn’t been pasteurized with heat to kill pathogens such as E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria and campylobacter.

In the Land of Lincoln raw milk fetches $8 to $18 per gallon.

Read more here.

FDA Seeking Information on Raw Milk Cheese

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) started collecting public comments on cheese made from unpasteurized milk.

Agency officials want any information or scientific data that would help them identify and evaluate measures that might minimize the impact of pathogens in raw milk cheese.

The public comment period will remain open for 90 days from Aug. 3.

Read more here.