I have had an interest in selling my goat's milk to the public for use as pet milk, for orphaned animals in particular. It is currently illegal to sell raw milk in Georgia for human consumption. Below is a summary of the Georgia Laws regarding the sale of raw milk and raw milk products in Georgia.
You can sell raw milk to the public for use as pet milk. Many people can use fresh goats milk for orphaned pets or farm animals. I have everything you need to know regarding getting licensed to sell milk for pet use in the state of Georgia in this blog post, including an example of a label.
The state has banned the sale of raw milk for human consumption through its interpretation of the Georgia Dairy Act of 1980 and also through its adoption of the 2003 version of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance.
The sale of raw milk for animal consumption is legal if the distributor is licensed under the commercial feed laws. The Department of Agriculture currently has several distributors of raw goat milk for pet food under license.
Georgia Rules and Regulations
RULES OF GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS
CHAPTER 40-2-1 DEFINITIONS
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of the Georgia Dairy Act of 1980.
(a) “Raw Milk and Raw Milk Products for Human Consumption.” It shall be unlawful to sell, offer for sale, or otherwise dispense raw or unpasteurized milk, cream, or other milk products except raw milk cheese properly processed and aged according to Federal requirements.
TITLE 26 FOOD, DRUGS, AND COSMETICS
CHAPTER 2 STANDARDS, LABELING, AND ADULTERATION OF FOOD
ARTICLE 7 MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS
26-2-238. Standards and requirements generally.
The standards and requirements of the May, 2003, Amended Version of the Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance Recommendations of the United States Public Health Service – Food and Drug Administration and supplements thereto, except as otherwise provided in this article, are expressly adopted as the standards and requirements for this state. Future changes in and supplements to said milk ordinance may be adopted by the Commissioner as a part of the standards and requirements for this state.
Please note the below label has the Guaranteed analysis for cows milk.
Goats Milk Guaranteed Analysis is as follows:
Crude Protein Min---3%
Crude Fat Min---3%
Crude Fiber Min--8%
Thanks for gathering this information – it's exactly what I've been trying to hunt down! We have just begun raising registered Kinder goats in North Georgia (Black Mountain Kinders), and as our herd grows to a max of 8-10 does over the next couple of years, we've been pondering what options we have for dealing with more milk than we can drink ourselves.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for posting this! I was googling who to contact to inquire. This blog answered so many questions and gave me a great start. Now I am reading through more of your posts. Great site! I raise Nubians and boers near Savannah Ga.ReplyDelete