Mr. Speaker, I rise to introduce legislation that allows the shipment and distribution of unpasteurized milk and milk products for human consumption across state lines. This legislation removes an unconstitutional restraint on farmers who wish to sell or otherwise distribute, and people who wish to consume, unpasteurized milk and milk products.
Hard as it is to believe, the federal government is actually spending time and money prosecuting small businesses for the "crime" of meeting their customers' demand for unpasteurized milk! Recently the Food and Drug Administration conducted a year-long sting operation targeting Rainbow Acres Farms in Pennsylvania. As a result of this action, Rainbow Acres' customers will no longer be able to purchase unpasteurized milk from this small Amish farm.
Read entire statement here>>> Statement Introducing Unpasteurized Milk Bill, HR 1830
The Bill is here>>> HR 1830
Please write to your Representatives and ask that they support this bill. Even those of you that are scared to death of raw milk as this bill will put raw milk under health regulations just like your store bought milk.
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