In Utah, retail sellers of raw milk must be owned by the milk producer.
Raw Milk Laws & Regulations
- Retail Sale of Raw Milk Allowed?
- Other Sale of Raw Milk Allowed
- Yes - sales on farm allowed. Requires the store to be owned by the producer (can be located off of the farm). Cow shares prohibited.
- UT ST § 4-3-14 (governing sale of raw milk); UT ADC R70-330 (testing and facilities stds for raw milk for retail); UT ST § 4-3-10(16) (cow shares illegal)
- Monthly testing for bacteria and pathogens required. Zero pathogens; bacteria < 20K/mL; coliform < 10/mL. Animals must be tested before production and every six months thereafter. Bottles must be labeled raw and carry warning label.
Raw Milk Bills & Related Legislation
2014 Legislative Session
Bill: SJR 20
Gives the Legislative Management Committee items of study it may assign to the appropriate interim committee; gives the Legislative Management Committee items of study it may assign to the appropriate interim committee during the 2014 legislative interim; directs interim committees assigned these studies to study and make recommendations for legislative action to the 60th Legislature before the 2015 Annual General Session. Authorizes study of liability related to private sales of raw milk between a dairy owner and a private individual, and holding the state and health care plans harmless via written contracts and insurance riders.
2013 Legislative Session
Bill: SB 244
Expands raw milk sales from on-farm and cow shares only to include retail sales
- Bill Substituted by Standing Committee
Search the Foodborne Illness Database
Several families offered to share their stories on video to help raise awareness about the potential risks and negative effects on health from drinking contaminated raw milk.