Massachusetts Bill Would Expand Raw Milk Sales; Another Step to Nullify Federal Prohibition Scheme

BOSTON, Mass. (March 19, 2018) – Two bills pending in the Massachusetts legislature 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. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer) introduced Senate Bill 442 (S442) in January 2017. Rep. Paul A. Schmid, III (D-Bristol) introduced a similar bill (H2938) at the same time. The bills carried over to the 2018 session.

The legislation would expand raw milk sales in the state by allowing farmers to deliver raw milk to the consumer.

 

Licensed raw milk farmers shall be allowed to deliver raw milk directly to the consumer, off-site from the farm, provided that the raw milk farmer has a direct, contractual relationship with the consumer. The raw milk farmer may contract with a third party for delivery provided that the raw milk farmer shall maintain the contractual relationship with the consumer. The raw milk farmer may deliver raw milk through a community supported agriculture (CSA) delivery system provided that the raw milk farmer shall maintain a contractual relationship with the consumer. Delivery may be made directly to the consumer’s residence or to a pre-established

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