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Raw Milk


Cow’s milk that is not processed or pasteurized before being bottled for consumption. Sale of raw milk is illegal in many U.S. states, and cheese made from this type of milk must be aged as a safety precaution. Proponents claim that raw milk has remarkable health benefits.

Example of Raw Milk:

An example of a farm house foods are farm products that may be consumed directly at the farm without having to go through any factory processes, including raw milks. However, some are concerned with farm house foods products as they may not pass standardized inspections.
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