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Raw Milk Bill Will Die In Committee

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Spencer, IA: (Feb. 12, 2014) – It appears now that a bill in the Iowa Legislature that would lift a ban on the sale of raw milk is going nowhere.

The bill’s primary backer admitted as much on Tuesday. Schleswig Republican Jason Schultz says there isn’t enough support to get the bill out of committee.

Schultz reached that conclusion after public-health experts testified about the risks of allowing the sale of unpasteurized milk or milk products. The experts testified that unpasteurized milk is more than 150 times more likely than pasteurized milk to carry dangerous bacteria, such as E. coli and listeria.

Schultz says he believes the risk is exaggerated, and he still wants to see the ban lifted. He called the whole thing a “freedom and liberty issue.”

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