Raw drinking milk

Raw drinking milk may come from:

  • cows
  • sheep
  • goats
  • buffaloes

Advice on raw drinking milk and cream

Raw or unpasteurised milk and cream may contain harmful bacteria that cause food poisoning. People with a weaker immune system are particularly vulnerable to food poisoning and should not consume it.

These include:

  • pregnant women
  • infants and small children
  • elderly people
  • people with compromised immune system such as cancer patients



Milk have a wide range of microflora as it contains water, protein, lactose, vitamins and minerals.
But milk inside the udder remains in sterile condition and get contaminated when comes in contact with outer environment, or sometimes from inflected animal.
So after milking, milk should be stored below 4 degree C, to avoid further microbial growth.


Dear Sukhi
Absolutely agree with you raw milk (without Boiling) Having most injurious for health as it may contaminated due to Unhygienic Container used for milking the animal or got contaminated at any stage uncontrolled Time & Temperature while handling it as milk & milk products comes in High Risk food items.

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