Now in Effect: Utah Law Expands Raw Milk Sales, An Important Step to Nullify Federal Prohibition Scheme

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 8, 2018) – Today, a law that expands raw milk sales in the state goes into effect. The new law takes 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 new law expands existing statutes governing raw milk sales from producer to consumer in the state. Under the new law, a milk producer can sell up to 120 gallons of raw milk per month to consumers without meeting stricter requirements under the current permitting program, providing certain conditions are met. Under the new law, raw milk can only be sold directly to the consumer on the premises where the milk is produced for household use, not resale. SB108 also includes handling, sanitation and record-keeping requirements for unlicensed producers of raw milk. The milk bottle must include 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 new law also allows licensed producers to sell raw milk from a mobile refrigerated truck where the raw milk is …

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