Iowa’s raw milk bill will not be making it any further through the state legislature this year, the Des Moines Register reports.
Iowa is one of 14 states that ban all sales of unpasteurized milk. State Rep. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) had introduced a bill to lift that ban, but he announced on Tuesday that there would not be enough support in the legislature for it to pass.
Schultz’s conclusion comes a day after lawmakers heard testimony from public health officials and a California mother who recounted how her seven-year-old son almost died from E. coli bacteria he contracted from drinking raw milk.
Schultz told the Register that, while he’s not a regular drinker of raw milk, he considers the right to drink it an issue of freedom and liberty.© Food Safety News