The majority of’mainstream’ veterinarians are anti-raw. The danger exists, but it is minor. I’ve heard of animals getting parasite infections from consuming ‘high’ grade commercial meals. So it basically comes down to picking which danger is the least of two evils.
Normal, healthy cats are built to hunt, consume, and digest raw meat. They can withstand typical levels of organsims and bacteria present in raw meat.
I wish someone would do a long-term, scientific research on all of the illnesses caused or significantly exacerbated by life-long use of commercial meals including known carcinogens and other poisons, low quality meats, and completely unsuitable components.