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Real Raw Milk Facts

Maine

Raw Milk Laws & Regulations

Retail Sale of Raw Milk Allowed?
Yes
Other Sale of Raw Milk Allowed
Yes - but not at eating establishments.
Citations:
7 M.R.S.A. § 2902-B. (requirements for sale of unpasteurized milk and milk products).
Requirements:
Must be labeled "Not pasteurized." Bacterial limits < 50K/mL. Coliform < 10/mL. Code Me. R. 01-001 Ch. 329, § V.

Raw Milk Bills & Related Legislation

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Bill: LD 1278

Facilitates direct sales of dairy products sold on the same farm on which the product is produced by exempting those sales from state licensing and inspection requirements if certain conditions are met; provides labeling requirements.

Status:
Referred to both House and Senate Committees on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Link:
http://legiscan.com/ME/bill/LD1278/2013

2011 Legislative Session

Bill: LD 366

Clarifies that a license is not required of any person who produces and sells milk only on the premises of the producer and seller

Status:
Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee: Majority vote Ought Not to Pass (80-70); In Senate
Link:
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_125th/billpdfs/HP029201.pdf

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