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Allow the sale of raw unpasteurized dairy products

Legislative Summary: Senate Bill 434: Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk, buttermilk, butter, and cream.

Wisconsin Radio Network analysis: State Representative Chris Danou says allowing on farm sales of raw, unpasteurized milk could provide a new source of revenue for the state's hard pressed dairy farmers. "It allows the farmer essentially to capture some more of the retail dollar," says the Trempeleau Democrat. Danou says some consumers "are willing to pay a premium" for raw milk.

Veto Message:The public health community has been nearly unanimous in their opposition to this proposal. I cannot ignore the potential harmful health effects of consuming unpasteurized milk that have been raised by many groups.

Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 25-8-0 on Apr/15/10; State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald voted YES; Passed Assembly 60-35-4 on Apr/22/10; Vetoed by Governor Jim Doyle on May/19/10

Source: Wisconsin Radio Network on Wisconsin SB 434 voting records , Apr 15, 2010

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