Bill would allow the sale of raw milk in Louisiana - KLFY News 10

Bill would allow the sale of raw milk in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Arguments of choice versus public safety are heated in a fight over whether to let Louisiana farmers sell raw milk to the public.

The full state House will consider a bill that would allow sales of unpasteurized milk, after it was advanced in a 9-6 vote Thursday by the House Agriculture Committee.

Approval came despite opposition from Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain. Strain says farmers can't guarantee that unpasteurized milk would be safe because it doesn't go through the heating process designed to kill harmful bacteria.

Supporters of raw milk say pasteurization takes away some of milk's nutritional benefits.

Rep. Stephen Ortego, a Democrat from Carencro, says legalization of raw milk sales would give people the freedom to make their own decisions. He says his bill includes safety measures.

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