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Raw Milk Products

February 26, 2021
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WRITTEN BY Eleni Bickell

Raw milk is the direct product collected from animals that has not been pasteurized.

The federal government prohibits the sale of raw milk across state lines and requires that all milk sold across state lines must be pasteurized to meet the standards of the U.S. Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO). States are able to regulate their own raw milk sales, and 43 states allow raw milk to be obtained in some capacity. Currently, Missouri farmers can sell raw milk and cream to the final consumer either on the farm or through delivery without being required to have a permit.

HB309 & SB235 would allow the sale of grade A retail raw milk or cream produced in Missouri at grocery stores, restaurants, soda fountains, or similar establishments, as long as the milk is clearly labeled with a warning label. When the milk or cream is sold in a manner that does not allow the final consumer to see the label, it must be clearly presented to the consumer with a written notice.

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