Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home
Share
Compartir

State Maps

Legal Status of Nonpasteurized (Raw) Dairy Product Sale or Distribution, 1993-2006

As of 2006, it was not legal to sell raw dairy products in the following states*:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

* Legal status in 2006. See additional information on state-level raw milk laws.

Map Legend

  • Purple = Nonpasteurized dairy product sale or distribution was permitted
  • White = Nonpasteurized dairy product sale or distribution was not permitted
  • Outlined = Legal status changed during the study period

Map A (1997)

1997 US Map of Legal status of nonpasteurized dairy product sale or distribution. During the study period, 43 (86%) states did not change their legal status regarding the sale of nonpasteurized dairy	products produced in that state. Among these 43 states, selling nonpasteurized dairy products produced in that state was legal in 21 (49%). Of the 7 states that changed their legal status, 3 changed from legal to illegal (Mississippiin 2005, Ohio in 2003, and Wisconsin in 2005), 3 changed from illegal to legal (Arkansas in 2005, Illinois in 2005, and Nevada in 2005), and 1 (Oregon) changed from legal to illegal in 1999 and then back to legal in 2005.

1997 US map of legal status of nonpasteurized (raw) dairy product sale or distribution

Top of Page

Map B (1999)

1999 US Map of Legal status of nonpasteurized dairy product sale or distribution.  During the study period, 43 (86%) states did not change their legal status regarding the sale of nonpasteurized dairy	products produced in that state. Among these 43 states, selling nonpasteurized dairy products produced in that state was legal in 21 (49%). Of the 7 states that changed their legal status, 3 changed from legal to illegal (Mississippiin 2005, Ohio in 2003, and Wisconsin in 2005), 3 changed from illegal to legal (Arkansas in 2005, Illinois in 2005, and Nevada in 2005), and 1 (Oregon) changed from legal to illegal in 1999 and then back to legal in 2005.

1999 US map of legal status of nonpasteurized (raw) dairy product sale or distributionn

Top of Page

Map C (2006)

2006 US Map of Legal status of nonpasteurized dairy product sale or distribution. During the study period, 43 (86%) states did not change their legal status regarding the sale of nonpasteurized dairy	products produced in that state. Among these 43 states, selling nonpasteurized dairy products produced in that state was legal in 21 (49%). Of the 7 states that changed their legal status, 3 changed from legal to illegal (Mississippiin 2005, Ohio in 2003, and Wisconsin in 2005), 3 changed from illegal to legal (Arkansas in 2005, Illinois in 2005, and Nevada in 2005), and 1 (Oregon) changed from legal to illegal in 1999 and then back to legal in 2005.

2006 US map of legal status of nonpasteurized (raw) dairy product sale or distribution

Top of Page

 
Contact Us:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    (800-232-4636)
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
  • Contact CDC–INFO
Keep your kids healthy. cdc.gov/parents
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO
A-Z Index
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #