MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Limited raw milk sales would be allowed in Wisconsin through 2011 under a bill that has advanced out of a Senate committee.
The Senate Agriculture and Higher Education Committee voted Wednesday to advance the bill that allows for the sales directly from a dairy farmer to the customer.
Sellers must meet a series of requirements, including obtaining a special permit, consenting to regular testing and clearly labeling the milk as being unpasteurized.
The same lawmakers who are sponsoring the raw milk bill on Tuesday asked for a Legislative Council study on the issues related to raw milk sales in the hopes of reaching consensus on how to proceed.
All the action comes following a 10-hour public hearing in the issue last week in Eau Claire.
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