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ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2007-2008

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NO. 101.  AN ACT RELATING TO FARM-FRESH RAW MILK.

(H.616)

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

Sec. 1.  6 V.S.A. § 2723(3) is amended to read:

(3)  A person who produces and sells or offers for sale less than 25 50 quarts of milk in any one day, but in such case an inspection may be made and reasonable sanitary requirements shall be complied with.

Sec. 2.  6 V.S.A. § 2672(26) and (27) are added to read:

(26)  “Vermont fresh milk” means milk consisting entirely of fresh milk produced in Vermont.

(27)  “Northeastern fresh milk” means milk consisting entirely of fresh milk produced in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine.

Sec. 3.  6 V.S.A. § 2680 is added to read:

§ 2680.  LABELING MILK AS FRESH

Milk shall not be labeled as “fresh milk,” “Vermont fresh milk,” or “northeastern fresh milk” unless the milk meets the definitions in section 2672 of this chapter.


Sec. 4.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect upon passage.

Approved:  April 22, 2008



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


www.leg.state.vt.us