It’s a bit of a moving target.  We hear a lot of different things from the raw milk advocates about why pasteurization is unnecessary.  One of the arguments we are told is that some property in raw milk inhibits or prohibits the growth of "bad bacteria."   Once again we have proof that this just isn’t true.   Health inspectors in New York state of identified Salmonella in commercially sold raw milk.  See article here. The farm has voluntarily suspended the sale of raw milk.  Also, thanks to the kind and smart people at Kansas State, we have a compendium a recent outbreaks of foodborne illness linked to raw milk products.