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Real Raw Milk Facts

California

Raw Milk Laws & Regulations

Retail Sale of Raw Milk Allowed?
Yes
Other Sale of Raw Milk Allowed
Yes
Citations:
CA Food & Ag § 35891 - Minimum requirements for raw market milk
Requirements:
Raw milk must have warning either on display or, if sold from place of production, may be attached to bottle. 17 CCR § 11380. Raw milk for consumption to have not greater than 10 coliform bacteria/mL and not greater than 15,000 bacteria/mL. CA Food & Ag Code § 35781 (a)(1)

Raw Milk Bills & Related Legislation

2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION Legislative Session

Bill: CA A 2505

Permits a home dairy farm to share, exchange or engage in the direct sale of raw milk that is in excess of the consumption needs of the home dairy farm, if the raw milk is obtained from healthy, lactating animals kept and fed on the premises of home dairy farm and meets specified health and safety requirements.

Status:
Failed passage in Assembly Committee on Agriculture 4/9/2014
Link:
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB2505

2010 (Humboldt County) Legislative Session

Bill: O 512.4

California (Humbolt County) Citizen request to rescind County Ordinance banning raw milk sales

Status:
Request denied by Board of Supervisors (5-0)
Link:
http://co.humboldt.ca.us/board/agenda/questys/mg210103/as210151/as210154/ai210803/do210804/bosagendaitem.pdf

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