SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Jan. 29, 2018) – A Utah bill would expand raw milk sales in the state. Passage into law would take an important step toward rejecting a federal prohibition scheme in effect.
Sen. David Hinkins (R-27) and Rep. Marc Roberts (R-67) introduced Senate Bill 108 (SB108) January 23. The legislation would expand existing laws relating to raw milk sales from producer to consumer in the state. Under the proposed law, a milk producer would be able to sell up to 120 gallons of raw milk to consumers without meeting stricter requirements under the current law, providing certain conditions are met:
- The raw milk is for household use, not resale
- The milk is sold where it is produced and within nine days of its production.
- The milk bottle includes the warning “This raw milk has not been licensed or inspected by the state of Utah. Raw milk, no matter how carefully produced, may be unsafe.”
The proposed law would also allow the sale of raw milk from a mobile refrigerated truck where the raw milk is maintained at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or a lower temperature, or at a farmer’s market.
Under the current law, raw …
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