The sale of raw milk is legal in all 50 states of the United States. However, the process of making this milk available to the public is different, and different jurisdictions have dictated how consumers can repair their raw milk. From retail sales to farm purchases to cow sharing methods, there are several ways to scrape this itch off raw milk. Georgia – The sale of raw pet milk is legal. A commercial food licence is required; No other raw dairy products may be sold under authorization. Arkansas – The sale of raw cow`s, goat`s or sheep`s milk on the farm is legal. No license is required. Producers can sell up to 500 gallons per month. View all reports. Vermont – Selling raw milk on the farm is legal; Manufacturers who meet basic requirements can sell up to 87.5 gallons per week without approval. Producers who meet additional requirements can sell up to 350 gallons per week and ship and sell at farmers` markets.
Notes for many states also include information on raw dairy products other than milk that are legal for sale or distribution. Salr of raw cheese that has aged for 60 days is legal in all states and is not covered in the notes. In recent years, legal access to these products has steadily increased. The ban on raw dairy products has always been intended to protect the dairy processing industry, not public health. With the outstanding overall safety track record of raw milk and raw milk products over the past few years, WAPF`s goal of having access to raw milk products in all states is getting closer to achievement. Utah – Raw milk is legal if the licensed producer has a controlling interest in the retail business. Licensees may also sell raw milk, butter and cream on the farm and supply or sell them using refrigerated mobile units. Unlicensed producers can sell up to 120 gallons of raw milk per month on the farm. Herd actions are legally legal; Producers with no more than 2 cows, 10 goats and 10 ewes may distribute raw milk and any other raw dairy products to their shareholders. Massachusetts – Selling raw milk on the farm is legal; A certificate of registration is required. In 1987, the FDA ordered the pasteurization of all milk and dairy products intended for human consumption and banned the shipment of raw milk in interstate trade, except cheese made from raw milk, provided the cheese matured for at least 60 days and is clearly labeled as unpasteurized.
Proponents of raw milk claim that it not only aids digestion, but also prevents asthma and allergies, and even fights cancer. (Meanwhile, the CDC says the chances of getting sick from raw milk in an outbreak are 150 times higher than pasteurized milk, according to the Post.) Maine – the retail sale of raw milk is as legal as the sale of raw butter, cream, yogurt and kefir; Approval is required. Unlicensed and unregulated direct sales of all raw milk products are legal in cities that have adopted local food sovereignty regulations. Anyone who has updates or corrections to make to the raw milk card should send firstname.lastname@example.org an email. Raw milk bills and legislationClick on this table for information on current raw milk bills. Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon (cow`s milk), Rhode Island, Texas, Wisconsin Texas – Selling raw milk on the farm is as legal as selling raw cream; Approval is required. State policy allows a consumer agent to supply raw milk. View all reports. States may enact their own laws on the sale of raw milk. However, at the federal level, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prohibits the sale or distribution of raw milk between states. All milk sold across state borders must be pasteurized and meet the standards of U.S.
pasteurized milk regulations. Kentucky – There is no livestock law; The state is aware of the existence of the herds and has done nothing to stop them. The sale of raw goat milk is legal if the farmer has a licence and the consumer has a written recommendation from the doctor. Legislation relating to the sale and consumption of raw milk is regularly reviewed by state legislators, and state raw milk laws change from time to time. The Real Raw Milk Facts working group has therefore developed a legislative package to highlight the risk of consuming raw milk, raw cheese and other raw dairy products compared to the consumption of pasteurized dairy products and advise against expanding the availability of raw milk/dairy products for retailers. In addition, the following tables provide information on various raw milk laws and regulations. West Virginia – Distribution of raw milk through herd stock is legal; Herd breeders must register with the State. Virginia – There is no livestock law; The distribution of raw milk and raw produce in herd communities is legal under Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services policy. Wisconsin – The sale of raw milk on farms is legal as a “side sale,” which is defined as “not part of the ordinary course of business” (the state has not specified what “ordinary course of business” is). The sale of raw milk is also legal for persons who have a bona fide ownership interest in the milk producer`s licence. Farmers with a milk producer`s licence can issue shares to those who want to receive raw milk, as long as the sole purpose of the business is not to sell raw milk and investors have the risk of losing for their investment.
Connecticut – Raw milk retailing is legal; Registration with the Commissioner of Agriculture is required. Herd actions are legally legal. View all reports. New Jersey – The sale of raw pet milk is legal if the producer is registered with the state Department of Agriculture. The distribution or sale of raw milk for human consumption is illegal. Michigan – Herd actions are legal under Written Directive 1.40, which states that only raw milk may be distributed and that pasteurization requirements should not be enforced against herd sharing farms that distribute raw milk. However, there is a court case in which the court ruled that the farmer who distributes raw cream and butter to all shareholders does not neglect the court as a violation of the state`s dairy laws. Montana – The sale of raw milk is legal for consumers who have purchased dairy supplies from the producer. Sales are legal under the state`s exemption from securities registration laws.
Producers can sell securities to individual investors or consumer cooperatives. Each state is ranked on the map based on its highest consumption/widest access to raw dairy products (i.e. legal retail sales are the most used/most accessible the widest). The sale of raw pet milk is legal in all 50 states, with each state adopting the official AAFCO publication, a model regulation published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials. A handful of states require a denaturant in raw milk, while other domestic pet food manufacturers have allowed raw dairy products to be sold in retail stores, but have not allowed farmers to do so.