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Raw Milk Regulations

Sales of raw milk and raw milk products are legal both in stores and on the farm. In order for raw milk to be sold legally, it must be ‘market milk. ‘This is milk that meets the standards provided in the Milk and Milk Products Act of 1947.

Under the Act, market milk is graded and designated into three classes:’certified milk,’ ‘guaranteed milk,’ and ‘Grade A milk. ‘Of the three classes, only Grade A raw milk is available for sale today in California. The standards for guaranteed raw milk to be market milk are more stringent than those for Grade A raw milk. While the Milk and Milk Products Act calls for county milk commissions to set the standards for certified raw milk, not a single county milk commission still exists. Read more at Real Milk.

Relevant Law:
CA Food & Ag § 3589

Contact:
Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: 1-800-735-2929 
Fax: 916-657-4240
Email: cdfa.Milk_Dairy_Food_Safety_Info@cdfa.ca.gov

Click farm name for more information
ECHO VALLEY FARM
Loma Mar, California
Milk Mama Goat Farm
Alameda, CA
Willow Creek Ranch
Mountain Ranch, CA
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