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Published January 28, 2011, 08:48 AM

3 senators propose legalizing sale of raw milk in Minnesota

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Three state senators have proposed easing restrictions on the sale of raw milk in Minnesota.

By: Associated Press, INFORUM

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Three state senators have proposed easing restrictions on the sale of raw milk in Minnesota.

Their bill would legalize most sales of raw milk, including sales at farmers markets and deliveries to private homes. Current law allows selling unpasteurized milk only at the farm which produces it.

The proposal comes from Republican Sens. Sean Nienow of Cambridge, Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls and Claire Robling of Jordan.

The Minnesota Milk Producers Association, which represents farmers who pasteurize their milk, is already lining up against the bill. The association's executive director, Bob Lefebvre, tells Minnesota Public Radio News that any bill allowing easier sales of raw milk is a bad idea and a "dangerous thing to do."

State health officials say drinking unpasteurized milk is a serious health risk.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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