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Amos Miller is reluctant, but allows FSIS inspection of farm

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Miller’s Organic Farm, was inspected Monday without incident by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). After raw milk from the Lancaster County, PA, farm was linked in March to two illnesses and one death, owner Amos Miller refused repeated attempts by FSIS to inspect the premises. When FSIS agents returned Monday with an Upper… Continue Reading

Texas crackdown on raw milk couriers stirs controversy

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State Rep. Dan Flynn has asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton if an apparent crackdown on raw milk couriers by the Texas Department of State Health Services and city health departments is legal. Rep. Flynn, R-Van, has for the past decade been one of raw milk’s biggest advocates in the Texas Legislature. Raw milk may be… Continue Reading

Washington state dairy recalls raw goat milk after E. coli test

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A dairy on Vashon Island, WA, is recalling raw goat milk after state officials detected toxin-producing E. coli in a sample. Burton Hill Farm & Dairy sold the raw goat milk that is now under recall between June 22 and 29. It is labeled with sell-by dates of June 29 and July 1, 2016. “Burton Hill… Continue Reading

Raw milk dairy linked to Listeria cases must submit to USDA inspection

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After three hours of testimony Tuesday, a federal judge ruled Amos Miller and Miller’s Organic Farm, located at 648 Millcreek School Road in Bird-in-Hand, PA, must submit to inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The order was handed down from the bench by  Judge Edward G. Smith in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania… Continue Reading

Coroner rules raw milk caused death of three-year-old boy

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Raw milk was the probable cause of death of a three-year-old boy in 2014, the Australian Coroner’s Court has ruled. An  inquiry by Coroner’s Solicitor Rebecca Cohen found that the previously healthy Victoria boy, began suffering from gastro symptoms on Sept. 30, 2014, and was admitted to Frankston Hospital four days later. He was transferred… Continue Reading

New regs offer raw milk dairy farms path to legalization

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July 1 is the start date for new Illinois regulations that allow on-farm sales of raw milk directly to consumers. The change did not require legislative action, but rather was accomplished by a three-year rewrite of rules by the Illinois Department of Public Health. So far there have only been a handful of applications for… Continue Reading

Made By Cow’s version of raw milk available Down Under

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Cold-pressed “raw milk” goes on sale this week in Australia. It uses high pressure processing instead of heat, which the Australian Food Standards Code recognizes as pasteurization. The new process is being called revolutionary in producing milk that is said to be creamy and wholesome. That means the startup company, Made By Cow, can legally… Continue Reading

Meadow Gold recalls dairy products in four states

These recalled dairy products from Meadow Gold Dairy carry unique codes on their labels. If you have Meadow Gold half and half or whipping cream in your refrigerator, please check the labels for the codes referenced in this article.

The Meadow Gold Dairy plant in Boise, ID, is voluntarily recalling Meadow Gold brand Old Style whipping cream and Meadow Gold DairyPure brand whipping cream and half and half because insufficient pasteurization may have failed to kill pathogens in the products. No illnesses had been reported in connection to the products as of the posting… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: FSN à la ‘Night Gallery’ with a side of E. coli

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Pondering the news from this week’s food safety beat, I found myself perplexed, paranoid and peeved. A terrifying trio of unrelated stories was begging for a beach beating. I was passionate enough to think I would not need to court the muse. Three hours later, nothing worth reading had crossed my keyboard. The “Pathogens’ Field… Continue Reading

Raw milk producer says state’s testing method is the problem

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The owner of a California organic dairy is working with state officials to find the source of Salmonella that has twice this month caused recalls of his raw milk, even though he believes the state’s test results are not indicative of the safety of his unpasteurized dairy products. The 500-cow operation, Organic Pastures Dairy Co. in… Continue Reading