On June 5, 2013, the Maine Senate approved LD 1282, “An Act to Help Small Farmers in Selling Raw Milk and Homemade Food Products.” The bill would allow Maine farmers to sell small quantities of unpasteurized milk or unpasteurized milk products (less than 20 gallons per day) directly to consumers without getting a license as long as it is clearly labeled, and sold from the farm or a farmers market within the state.
This bill comes on the heels of the controversial case against Dan Brown, a Maine farmer who was found guilty in April 2013 of selling milk without a license, selling unpasteurized milk without marking it as such, and operating a food establishment without a license.
The bill has gone to the Maine House of Representatives for vote.
The Campaign for Real Milk is a project of The Weston A. Price Foundation, a nutrition education non-profit based in Washington, D.C.