MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly is set to decide whether Wisconsin dairy farmers can sell raw milk temporarily.
A bill up for a final vote Thursday in the Assembly would legalize raw, unpasteurized milk sales through the end of 2011. The Senate has already passed the bill.
Opponents are concerned that drinking raw milk could lead to an outbreak of illnesses, putting the state's dairy industry at risk. Supporters say raw milk has health benefits and tastes better.
Farmers could only sell raw milk on their farms and could not advertise beyond signs on the premises. The milk would have to regularly be tested for pathogens.
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