MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker still does not plan to approve sales of raw milk in Wisconsin -- unless dairy and medical groups do a total flip-flop.
At World Dairy Expo in Madison Wednesday, the Republican governor again expressed reservations about a bi-partisan bill to allow raw milk sales on the farms where they're produced.
Walker promises to consider the measure if both houses send it to his desk.
However, he wants to make sure that Wisconsin's world-famous dairy industry reputation is protected -- and that public health is preserved.
The State Medical Society says there's no way that a health risk can be eliminated, and more than one dairy group says even one outbreak of a raw milk disease would ruin Wisconsin's multi-billion-dollar dairy industry.
Raw milk supporters cite numerous health benefits -- and they insist the product is safe.