Computer Graphics Notes Mca Ptu Free Download Latest Version 100% WorkingMILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Wisconsin dairy farmers will not be able to sell their milk to PepsiCo Inc PEP.N until the state lifts its ban on the sale of raw milk, the company said on Friday, as lawmakers began a new session in the state.
Dairy farmers in Wisconsin are not allowed to sell raw milk, or unpasteurized milk, to companies like PepsiCo Inc PEP.N, which the dairy industry says risks spreading foodborne illnesses.
PepsiCo has been locked in a battle with Wisconsin over the ban, which began in 2011, for the last several years. The company sued in 2014 and lost in the U.S. Supreme Court. In the same year, the Wisconsin Legislature passed a law that prohibits the sale of raw milk and requires dairy farmers to add a chemical to their milk to prevent it from spoiling.
PepsiCo has said it cannot guarantee the safety of its raw milk. The company sells its raw milk-based beverage, Smoothies, which is sold in about 5,000 U.S. stores.
Speaking at a state dairy industry convention, PepsiCo Chief Operating Officer Russel A. Bishop said the company was pleased the dairy farmers will be able to sell their milk.
“We’re excited to be a part of their business and hope to have an impact on their business,” Bishop said.
PepsiCo was notified in January that it would no longer be able to ship milk from Wisconsin to its Smoothies bottling plant in Janesville, Wisconsin. The company agreed to pay $1.75 million for the transfer of the bottling plant, officials from the state Department of Safety and Professional Services said.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau, a powerful lobbying group, has argued that dairy farmers face difficulty with the current system.
“Dairy farmers’ right to choose how they farm their land and their cows is paramount,” said Jan Staschke, president of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau.
Wisconsin lawmakers are in the process of considering a new law that would lift the ban on raw milk sales. One of the sponsors of the legislation, Wisconsin Democratic Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, was pleased to hear PepsiCo’s announcement.
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