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With bird flu infecting dairy cattle, FDA asks some states to curb sales of raw milk

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The US Food and Drug Administration is urging states to increase efforts in protecting the public from the risks of raw milk as the H5N1 bird flu virus spreads among dairy cattle. The FDA is recommending stronger warnings about the dangers of raw milk consumption and testing of herds that produce it for sale. The agency also suggests using regulatory authorities to prohibit the sale of raw milk in affected areas. Minnesota recently reported infected herds, making it the tenth state to do so. The FDA highlights the potential health risks associated with raw milk and the need to work together to minimize exposure to humans and animals.