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Real Raw Milk Facts

Rhode Island

Raw Milk Laws & Regulations

Retail Sale of Raw Milk Allowed?
No
Other Sale of Raw Milk Allowed
Yes - raw goat milk may be sold directly to consumer w/ doctor's prescription.
Citations:
RI ST § 21-2-2 (all milk sold to be pasteurized)
Requirements:

Raw Milk Bills & Related Legislation

2014 Legislative Session

Bill: SB 2224

Would establish procedures and standards promulgated by the milk commission for the handling and sale of raw milk in the state. This act would take effect upon passage.

Status:
Senate Committee on Health and Human Services recommends measure to be held for further study
Link:
http://legiscan.com/RI/bill/S2224/2014

2013 Legislative Session

Bill: SB 15

Would establish procedures and standards promulgated by the milk commission for the handling and sale of raw milk in the state. This act would take effect upon passage.

Status:
Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture recommended measure be held for further study
Link:
http://legiscan.com/RI/bill/S0015/2013

2013 Legislative Session

Bill: HB 5820

Would establish procedures and standards promulgated by the milk commission for the handling and sale of raw milk in the state. This act would take effect upon passage.

Status:
House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare recommends measure to be held for further study
Link:

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