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updated 3:23 PM UTC, Dec 16, 2017

Ohio Dairy Files Suit Against Wisconsin's Butter Grading Law

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

An Ohio butter maker is challenging Wisconsin's 1953 law that requires all butter sold in the state to be inspected and graded by approved inspectors.

Minerva Dairy has filed suit in U-S District Court in Madison, claiming the law is unconstitutional because it tries to protect Wisconsin's larger dairies. Minerva says most butter sold in the U-S is ungraded, and Wisconsin just recently began enforcing its long running ban on such products. The Wisconsin Ag Connection says a creamery in Sheboygan found a loophole in the law not long ago, by unpacking imported butter and having certified inspectors check out the product before selling it.

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