The Senate passes legislation (SB-434) that allows for the limited sale and purchase of unpasteurized milk and related dairy products.
State Senator Pat Kreitlow (D-Chippewa Falls) says the bill authorizes a dairy farmer to sell raw milk products on the farm to individuals if he obtains a permit from the state Ag Department. Wisconsin has quality standards and protections against the sale of unpasteurized milk on store shelves. Kreitlow explains there are extra measures to further safeguard the public from potentially harmful unpasteurized milk.
“An amendment language already approved so far today increases the amount of testing farmers who wish to sell raw milk have to go through…”
Also, the Ag Department would have the authority to close down a farm if just one of the big four food pathogens are ever found in testing.
The bill past the Senate 25-8 and now goes to the Assembly.
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