Wyoming Agriculture Department warns against raw milk
By Associated Press | Billings Gazette
CHEYENNE — Wyoming Department of Agriculture officials are reminding residents that it's illegal to buy and sell raw milk.
Department spokesman Derek Grant says there's a growing desire around the country to have access to raw milk instead of pasteurized milk. But Grant says raw milk can contain dangerous pathogens. Department officials say raw milk is the leading cause of Campylobacter outbreaks in the state.
Proponents of raw milk say pasteurization kills good bacteria. Joellen Strode with Cheyenne Calico Bluffs LaManchas says people who want raw milk often buy a share of a cow, so they can drink the milk from their own animal and not buy it illegally.