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H.338

Introduced by   Representatives Pellett of Chester, Canfield of Fair Haven, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Darrow of Dummerston, Emmons of Springfield, Head of S. Burlington, Johnson of South Hero, Marek of Newfane, Masland of Thetford, McCullough of Williston, Mook of Bennington and Zuckerman of Burlington

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Agriculture; dairy products; raw milk

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to allow and establish standards for the sale of Grade A raw milk to consumers in Vermont.

AN ACT RELATING TO STANDARDS FOR THE SALE OF GRADE A RAW MILK IN VERMONT

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  6 V.S.A. § 2701(a) is amended to read:

(a)  The secretary, in accordance with chapter 25 of Title 3, shall promulgate adopt, and may amend and rescind, dairy sanitation regulations relating to dairy products and imitation dairy products to enforce this chapter including but not limited to:  labeling, weighing, measuring and testing facilities, buildings, equipment, methods, procedures, health of animals, health and capability of personnel and quality standards.  In addition, the uniform regulation for sanitation requirements, as adopted by the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shippers, and published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration, Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, together with amendments, supplements, and revisions thereto, are adopted as part of this chapter, except as modified or rejected by regulation.  The secretary shall adopt by rule standards and sanitation requirements for the sale of Grade A raw milk in Vermont.



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