Raw milk requires more precautions to prevent bacteria growth

Statewide Iowa — A change in state law on July 1st now allows you to buy raw milk, but if you are thinking about trying it, an expert says you need to be aware of the importance of proper handling. Iowa State University Extension Dairy Specialist, Fred Hall, says those who grew up on a dairy farm know that keeping things clean is key.

Halls says you should check out the dairy where you buy raw milk to see that it passes the standard.

Hall says raw milk needs to be kept properly cooled, which means you can’t leave it in your car while you are out and about.

Hall says even pasteurized milk can have problems if left too long in a warm car while you are out during the summer.



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