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Poll: Would you drink unpasteurised 'raw' milk?

The Food Safety Authority is proposing an outright ban on the sale of unpasteurised milk, but have you tried it? Or would you like to have a taste?…

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A ROW HAS erupted over a recommendation by the Food Safety Authority that the government restore a ban on the sale of unpasteurised ‘raw’ milk.

The ban, introduced in the mid nineties was overturned by a European directive in 2007.

Campaigners say that people should be able to buy unpasteurised milk directly from a farmer, and that people all over the country drink raw milk with no health consequences.

However the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has said that there are genuine concerns about unpasteurised milk and associated health risks.

What do you think? Would you like to sample ‘raw’ milk?

Poll Results:

I have already sampled it and would drink it again (789)
No thanks (532)
Yes, I would like to try it (529)
I drink it regularly (228)

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Emer McLysaght

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