Under consideration PE1978: Allow raw milk to be sold in Scotland

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to allow raw drinking milk to be sold in Scotland, bringing it in line with England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and allow farmers the opportunity to sell unpasteurised drinking milk.

Previous action taken

I have emailed Mairi Gougeon MSP and the Scottish Government.

Background information

Scotland should follow what most countries have been doing in recent years and stop considering raw milk a public health hazard. There are measures that can be put in place to control for food safety, as is done with many other everyday food products.

The sale of raw drinking milk is legal in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and most European countries. It has higher nutritional value and it can be better tolerated than pasteurised milk. In my view, there is no reason why the Scottish Government should forbid customers who want to acquire this product from their trusted source from being able to do so.

  • Created by Cristina Rosique-Esplugas
  • Considered from 31 October 2022

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