Bill to legalize raw milk sales reappears in Wis.

By Associated Press
March 15,2011

The push to legalize raw milk sales in Wisconsin is continuing.

A bill that would permit the widespread sale of unpasteurized milk is being circulated for cosponsors by Republican Sen. Glenn Grothman and Rep. Don Pridemore.

Their proposal they made public Monday would allow for a licensed dairy farmer to register with the state to sell raw milk and its byproducts directly to consumers.

Under current law, only incidental sales of raw milk are allowed. The Legislature last year passed a law that would have allowed more sales, but then-Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed it citing safety and health concerns.

Nineteen states allow direct sales of raw milk from dairy farmers to individuals, while nine additional states go a step further by permitting retail sales.


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