United States


Federal law interferes with interstate commerce, however states can set their own laws.


Legal Links
H.R.5410 - Interstate Milk Freedom Act (proposed 2019)
Source: US Congress
Bill proposed by: Thomas Massie, U.S. Rep KY4, to prohibit federal interference with the interstate traffic of raw milk and milk products for human consumption.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house...
Interstate commerce of raw milk banned (1973)
Source: US Federal Government
Page 14: The Commissioner concludes that it is reasonable to require that fluid milk products for consumer use moving in interstate commerce be pasteurized.
https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/ll/f...

News Links
Amos Miller fined $250k, threatened with imprisonment
Source: Food Safety News
Amos Miller of Pennsylvania has been fined $250,000, threatened with jail time if he doesn't pay, for shipping raw dairy and other food products across state lines.
https://archive.is/Mi4YP...
Massie, Pingree introduce bill to allow interstate traffic of unpasteurized milk
Source: The Fence Post
Artile covering H.R.5410 - Interstate Milk Freedom Act (proposed)
https://www.thefencepost.com/news/massie-pingree-i...

History Links
Regulatory Actions by FDA Relating to Raw Milk and Raw Milk Products
Source: US Food and Drug Administration
Warning letters, injunctions, and other documents.
https://www.fda.gov/food/milk-guidance-documents-r...
Swill Milk and How Raw Milk Became a Scapegoat for Big Business
Source: Get Raw Milk
Swill milk scandals led the way for milk processing laws.
https://getrawmilk.com/content/swill-milk-how-raw-...
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