Raw milk remains banned in Louisiana after the state senate voted against a House-approved bill that would have allowed the sale of raw milk from farmers to the public.
On May 7, the Louisiana House of Representatives voted 78-19 to allow farmer-to-consumer sales of raw milk. Sales would have been limited to 500 gallons per month and the milk would have been required to carry the warning, “Consuming milk that has not been pasteurized may increase your risk of foodborne illness. Persons at highest risk include newborns and infants; the elderly; pregnant women; those taking corticosteroids, antibiotics or antacids; and those having chronic illnesses or other conditions that weaken their immunity.”
Unfortunately, this health warning wasn’t enough to convince Louisiana senators that the public has the right to decide what to eat at their own risk, like oysters.
On May 21, the Senate Health and Welfare Committee sided with public health officials and voted 4-1 against the House-approved bill.
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