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Authorizing Direct-to-Consumer Sales of Raw Milk

Concerning direct-to-consumer sales of raw milk.
2024 Regular Session
Bill Summary

Water Resources and Agriculture Review Committee. The bill authorizes a raw milk producer (producer) that registers with the department of public health and environment (department) to engage in direct-to-consumer sales of raw milk in the state if the producer complies with certain labeling, storage, handling, and transportation requirements. The direct-to-consumer sales may take place at the location where the raw milk is produced, at the consumer's residence, or at a farmers' market or roadside market. The bill authorizes the department of agriculture to:

  • Adopt rules related to the storage, handling, and transportation of raw milk intended for sale directly to consumers;
  • Inspect producers' raw milk and operations;
  • Enforce against a violation in court or by imposition of a civil penalty.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


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