The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office stated the following in its Aug. 3, 2011 press release, "Three Arrested on Charges of Illegally Producing, Selling Unpasteurized Milk," available at their website:

“Pasteurization kills or slows the growth of pathogens and microbes and it must be accomplished according to state standards under sanitary conditions. The process involves the heating of milk to a high temperature for a specific time and then cooling it immediately. The manufacture and sale of unpasteurized [raw] milk products poses a risk of pathogenic contamination. Those pathogens include salmonella, listeria, e-coli, staphylococcus aureus and tuberculosis.”

Aug. 3, 2011