Raw milk sales for human consumption are illegal.
The Florida Department of Agriculture permits the sale of Raw Milk and Raw Milk Products for Pet Consumption Only, 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. We are a licensed “Manufacturing and Distributing Pet Food Facility”. This in no way diminishes the quality of our products. We take pride in providing clean, nutritious raw milk to our customers. Please refrain from discussing personal usage or the health benefits of Raw Milk with us or our wholesale customers as this would jeopardize our license.
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.
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 SERVICES
CHAPTER 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.