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Florida Raw Milk Summary:

Raw milk sales for human consumption are illegal. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services interprets the definition of "sell" in the state administrative code to extend the ban on raw milk sales to any cowshare agreements as well.

Department of Agriculture policy permits the sale of raw milk for animal consumption even though there is no state law that covers this issue. The state permits raw milk sales for animal consumption either on the farm or in retail stores. Containers should have a label clearly stating that the raw milk is for animal consumption only.

Florida Statutes
TITLE XXXIII REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS,
AND SOLICITATIONS CHAPTER 502 MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS

502.091 Milk and milk products which may be sold.

(1) Only Grade A pasteurized milk and milk products or certified pasteurized milk shall be sold to the final consumer or to restaurants, soda fountains, grocery stores, or similar establishments.

Florida Administrative Code
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICESCHAPTER 5D-1 MILK, MILK PRODUCTS AND FROZEN DESSERTS

5D-1.001 Documents Incorporated by Reference and Definitions(j) "Sold" means a transfer of milk or milk products that involves any direct or indirect form of compensation in exchange for the right to acquire such milk or milk products.

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