Senate doubles limit on raw milk sales

Print More

Vermont dairy farmers are another step closer to being able to sell more raw milk.

The Senate yesterday gave final approval to a bill to raise the limit on raw, unpasteurized milk sales from 25 to 50 quarts a day.

Current state law restricts the sale of unpasteurized milk for fear that milk can become contaminated and pose a health threat if unpasteurized.

It can’t be sold in stores and the legislation would not change that.

Supporters of unpasteurized milk say it is more nutritious than pasteurized milk and can help guard against the development of allergies. Opponents, including the federal Food and Drug Administration, say it is prone to causing outbreaks of food-borne illnesses.

The House has passed a similar bill.

Comments are closed.