Even though the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasn’t carried out or threatened an enforcement action against raw milk producers for several years, FDA remains the most anti-raw milk government agency in the country. In 2010 Congress, greatly expanded FDA’s power with the passage of the
UPDATE: Proposed Regulations Published Sep. 5 – See Action Alert
Next month, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is scheduled to introduce in the Illinois Register proposed regulations on the production and sale of raw milk in the state–regulations that a number of Illinois raw milk producers believe could put them out of business.
On March 26, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed Senate Bill 179 (SB 179), a bill that expands on-farm poultry processing in the state as well as frees up poultry and egg sales from local and state regulation. The new law takes effect July 1, 2014.
State Senator Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) was the
On May 13, Blue Hill dairy farmer Dan Brown will have his case heard by the Maine Supreme Court. Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund General Counsel Gary Cox will be arguing Brown’s case before the Court. Brown is appealing a lower court ruling finding him guilty on three counts for violations of Maine’s food and dairy code. Argument is
It’s been another busy session for raw milk legislation in the state legislatures. A number of bills have been introduced that would legalize or expand raw milk sales or distribution. No legislation has passed yet, but there is still a chance in several states where