“Almost all arguments put forward by raw milk proponents for not heating milk, can be refuted, and the only substantial disadvantage of heating is the change in the organoleptic profile of milk. It is clear that this ‘detrimental’ effect of heating does not countervail the risk posed by raw milk consumption, namely of a milk-borne pathogen infection, which can have serious health consequences,” the researchers confluded.
Earlier this year, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention found that most of the disease outbreaks linked to dairy involved raw milk. Last year, the CDC found that raw milk and dairy products were 150 times more likely to cause a disease outbreak than pasteurized milk. Read more here.