Departmental (media releases)
03 June 2016
The Food Standards Code requires milk to be pasteurised – either by heat or by other methods that achieve an equivalent food safety outcome.
The high pressure processing pasteurises the milk, but without using heat – it is not raw milk.
The NSW Food Authority has worked closely with the company using this form of pasteurisation to ensure the process they are using will lead to a product being sold to consumers which is safe, pasteurised and most certainly not raw.
Unpasteurised raw milk is not safe, it has caused illness and even fatalities in the past and it is not permitted for sale for human consumption in Australia.