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Real Raw Milk Facts

Massachusetts

Raw Milk Laws & Regulations

Retail Sale of Raw Milk Allowed?
No
Other Sale of Raw Milk Allowed
Yes (on-farm sales only)
Citations:
MGLA 94 § 13. 330 MA ADC 27.01 et seq.
Requirements:
Bacterial limits < 20K/mL, Coliform < 10/mL. 330 MA ADC 27.06. Containers must be conspicuously labeled as raw and carry required warning text. Containers must be sold within 5 days of filling. Sign must be posted conspicuously in raw milk sale area. 330 MA ADC 27.08.

Raw Milk Bills & Related Legislation

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Bill: HB717

In addition to currently allowed on-farm raw milk sales, allows farmers to sell raw milk directly to consumers off the farm under a contract

Status:
Pending: Joint Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee
Link:
http://legiscan.com/MA/bill/H717/2013

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Bill: HB782

Allows cow-shares in allowed on-farm raw milk sales

Status:
Pending: Joint Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee
Link:
http://legiscan.com/MA/bill/H782/2013

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Bill: HB 1995

Would allow a licensed dairy to deliver raw milk off the farm

Status:
Passed Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture; In house Ways and Means Committee
Link:
http://www.malegislature.gov/Bills/187/House/H01995

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Bill: HB 3273

Would legalize cowshares

Status:
In Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
Link:
http://www.malegislature.gov/Bills/187/House/H03273

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