HARRISBURG – The PA Senate approved a measure that allows milk processors to use a “best by” date instead of a 17-day “sell by” date, which was also recommended by a recently released report by the Dairy Future Commission. The sponsor of Senate Bill 1130, Beaver County Sen. Elder Vogel explained that the code issue has been a major point of concern to the state’s dairy industry. Milk doesn’t necessarily spoil once you get to day 18, but consider consumers in the grocery store – they buy the carton with the latest date. Vogel said his bill improves the condition of the market and levels the playing field for one of the state’s key economic drivers. The bill now goes to the state House for consideration.

SEN. ELDER VOGEL