SUMMARY OF STATE RAW MILK LAWS
Raw milk sales in Arkansas are illegal with one exception. Arkansas permits the sale of up to 100 gallons of raw goat milk per month directly to consumers on the farm where the milk is produced.
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF HEALTH
RULES AND REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO GRADE “A” MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS
PART I. AUTHORITY.
The following Rules and Regulations for Grade “A” Milk and Milk Products are duly adopted and promulgated by the Arkansas State Board of Health pursuant to the authority expressly conferred by the laws of the State of Arkansas including without limitation Act 96 of 1913 as amended. (Ark. Code Ann. § 20-7-109) and Act 114 of 1941 (Ark. Code Ann. § 20-59-204).
PART II. PURPOSE AND STATEMENT OF POLICY.
The State Board of Health hereby finds and declares that uniform regulation is needed to govern the production, processing, labeling, and distribution of Grade “A” milk and milk products within the State of Arkansas. This regulation relating to Grade “A” milk and milk products shall be applicable throughout the State of Arkansas. No sanitary requirement of standard shall be imposed by a local regulation or ordinance which prohibits the sale of Grade “A” milk or milk products in Arkansas which are produced, processed, or distributed in accordance with the provisions of this regulation and which are under routine supervision of the Arkansas Department of Health. No sanitary requirements or standards contained in this regulation shall prohibit the sale of Grade “A” milk or milk products which are produced or processed under laws or ordinances or regulations of any government units outside the State of Arkansas which are substantially equivalent to the requirements of this regulation, and which are enforced with equal effectiveness in the opinion of the Arkansas State Board of Health, and further provided that said governmental units accepts Arkansas Grade “A” milk and milk products on a reciprocal basis. Except as otherwise provided herein or by law or regulation of the State Board of Health, this regulation shall be interpreted and enforced where applicable in accordance with the administrative procedures contained in the current Grade “A” Pasteurized Milk Ordinance recommendation of the U. S. Public Health Service, a copy of which shall be on file in the office of the Arkansas Milk Program of the Arkansas Department of Health.
Title 20. Public Health And Welfare.
Subtitle 4. Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics
Chapter 59. Milk And Dairy Products.
Subchapter 2. Regulation Of Manufacture And Sale Generally
20-59-248. Incidental sales of goat milk not prohibited.
(a) For purposes of this section, “incidental sales of goat milk” are those sales where the average monthly number of gallons sold does not exceed one hundred (100) gallons.
(b) The provisions of this subchapter shall not be construed to prohibit incidental sales of raw goat milk directly to consumers at the farm where the milk is produced or to preclude the advertising of incidental sales of goat milk.
History. Acts 1993, No. 816, § 1.
Last updated January 6th, 2011