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Indiana State Board of Animal Health

BOAH > Dairy & Milk > Resources > Report on the Sale of Raw Milk to Consumers Report on the Sale of Raw Milk to Consumers

During the 2012 legislative session, law makers tasked the Indiana State Board of Animal Health with conducting a study on the sale of raw (unpasteurized) milk in the state of Indiana, which has garnered increasing interest among some consumers. 

The report was based on information gathered in a four-pronged approach:

  • Agency research into current practices, law in other states, pros/cons;
  • Advisory panel input from 18 stakeholders;
  • Virtual public hearing from June 1-Sept. 1, 2012 generated 831 comments; and
  • Survey of licensed dairy producers.

Two versions of the report are available:

  1. Agency Report with Appendices
    NOTE: Full-length report with supporting documentation, which includes 150+ pages of appendix.
  2. Agency Report
    NOTE: This version contains only the 26-page agency report. 

The final report has been delivered to the Governor, as well as the Legislative Council.  Ultimately, the report will provide guidance to lawmakers, should they decide to legalize the sale of raw milk in the state of Indiana--a practice currently prohibited by law. 

Purdue University Extension has created a FAQ sheet on raw milk and pasteurization.  View the document here