Legal Status of the Sale of Raw Milk and Outbreaks* Linked to Raw Milk, by State, 2007–2012

U.S. map of where raw milk is legal and illegal

Legal status of the sale of raw milk* State (number of outbreaks)
Sale is legal in retail stores** Arizona (1), Arkansas (0), California (3), Connecticut (1), Idaho (1), Maine (0), Nevada (0), New Hampshire (0), New Mexico (0), Pennsylvania (17), South Carolina (5), Utah (5), Washington (5)
Legal sale is restricted to farms** Illinois (0), Kansas (2), Kentucky (0), Massachusetts (1), Minnesota (6), Mississippi(0), Missouri (2), Nebraska (1), New York (6), Rhode Island (0), South Dakota (0), Texas (0), Oklahoma (0), Vermont (4), Wisconsin (3)
Other limited legal sale (including cow shares) Colorado (3) and Oregon (0)
Sale is illegal Alabama (0), Alaska (1), Delaware (0), Florida (0), Georgia (1), Hawaii (0), Indiana (1), Iowa (1), Louisiana (0), Maryland (0), Michigan (4), Montana (0), New Jersey (0), North Carolina (0), North Dakota (2), Ohio (4), Tennessee (1), Virginia (0), West Virginia (0), Wyoming (0)

* Source of outbreak data: CDC, published data

** Source of legal status of the sale of raw milk data: National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) and online search of state regulations