Portland closer to allowing raw milk at farmers’ markets

Posted Nov. 16, 2011, at 9:46 a.m.
Last modified Nov. 16, 2011, at 2:24 p.m.

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PORTLAND, Maine — It may soon be OK to sell farm-fresh raw milk at Portland farmers’ markets.

The City Council’s Health and Recreation Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of an ordinance authorizing the sale of unpasteurized milk as long as consumers are warned of the health risks of drinking raw milk.

The warning list was developed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the commission members also endorsed an ordinance amendment that would allow the sale of hard cider at the city’s two outdoor markets.

Both ordinance changes must be approved by the full council. A vote is likely next month.

 

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