AUGUSTA, Maine — The sponsor of a Maine proposal to loosen the restrictions on raw milk sales in the state says the measure could go before the full Legislature for a vote soon.
Rep. William Noon's proposal would allow dairy farmers to sell unpasteurized milk directly to customers without a license. He says the bill has a chance to go up for a vote as soon as next week.
The bill only applies to farmers who sell to consumers at their farm and requires the farmers to take a sanitation course. It also prohibits them from advertising. The Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry voted 7-6 earlier this year to recommend that the law change not pass.
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