ORS 583.600¹
Prohibits sale at less than cost
  • determination of cost
  • exceptions
  • recordkeeping

(1)(a) No handler, producer-handler, jobber or other person shall sell or offer to sell fluid milk to retailers or other milk distributors at a price less than the amount paid for the raw fluid milk product, plus the cost to manufacture and distribute the product.

(b) The State Department of Agriculture shall establish a method for determining individual costs of manufacture and distribution of fluid milk.

(c) For the purpose of this section, price shall be determined after deductions of all discounts and rebates, either direct or indirect, given before sale, at sale or after sale.

(2) A handler, producer-handler, jobber or other person may sell or offer to sell fluid milk to an existing customer at a price less than the amount established in subsection (1) of this section if the price is not less than the price offered to the customer by another handler, producer-handler, jobber or other person who is selling or offering to sell at a price lawfully established pursuant to this section. This subsection only permits sales or offers to sell at less than the price established pursuant to subsection (1) of this section for locations where the competitive situation described in this subsection exists.

(3) Every handler, producer-handler, jobber and store shall keep accurate records of transactions concerning fluid milk, for at least one year. This subsection requires a store to keep only those records necessary to provide information to the department concerning the purchase price paid by the store for fluid milk covered by subsection (1) of this section. [1977 c.285 §2]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 583—Milk Marketing, Production and Distribution, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors583.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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