Chapter 94 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 13E the following section:-
Section 13F. (a) A dairy farmer manufacturing raw milk for human consumption shall be licensed under section 16A and under section 5 of chapter 94A. A licensed raw milk farmer may deliver raw milk directly to a consumer, off-site from the farm if the raw milk farmer has a direct, contractual relationship with the consumer. The raw milk farmer may contract with a third party for such delivery; provided, however, that the raw milk farmer shall maintain the contractual relationship with the consumer. The raw milk farmer may deliver raw milk through a community-supported agriculture delivery system; provided, however, that the raw milk farmer shall maintain a contractual relationship with the consumer. Delivery may be made directly to the consumer’s residence or to a pre-established receiving site. A receiving site shall not be in a retail setting, with the exception of a community-supported agriculture delivery system, in which case the raw milk shall be kept separate from retail items for sale and shall not be accessible to the general public.
(b) A raw milk farmer may sell raw milk from the farmer’s farm stand even if the stand is not contiguous to the farmer’s raw milk dairy; provided, however, that the farmer shall comply with section 3 of chapter 40A.
(c) The department of agricultural resources and the department of public health, acting jointly, shall adopt and promulgate rules and regulations governing the handling, packaging, storage, testing and transportation of raw milk; provided, however, that any delivery vehicle transporting raw milk shall comply with the inspection requirements set forth in sections 33, 35 and 40.
(d) The label on any raw milk sold pursuant to this section shall contain: (i) the identity of the farm where the raw milk was packaged, including the licensee’s name, address and license number; and (ii) the following warning: “Raw milk is not pasteurized. Pasteurization destroys organisms that may be harmful to health.”
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