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Organic Pastures recalls raw milk

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A California dairy that sells USDA certified organic raw milk and other unpasteurized dairy products is voluntarily recalling its whole milk — that expired on Jan. 23 and 26 — in collaboration with state officials. Fresno-based Organic Pastures Dairy Co. posted the recall on its website and Facebook page Thursday. The dairy has recalled products… Continue Reading

Illinois switch: On-the-farm raw milk sales now legal

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Two years of tweaking raw milk policies in Illinois has opened the state to legal raw milk sales for the first time in 30 years, but only on the farm where it is produced. The change comes as a result of a regulatory process involving the Illinois Department of Public Health and the state’s Joint… Continue Reading

Patchwork of state regs on raw milk blankets the country

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There’s more than one way to skin a cat. That’s especially true when looking at how states are tangling with the dilemma of how to regulate the sale of raw milk. Even though federal law requires any milk that’s sold across state lines to be pasteurized and prohibits the sale of raw milk across state… Continue Reading

Raw milk’s ‘explosive growth’ comes with costs to the state

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“Explosive growth.” That’s how Washington state’s Agriculture Department describes what’s been happening in the raw-milk industry in the past 10 years. The numbers say it all. There were only six raw-milk dairies in the state in 2006. There are now 39 — more than double the number in 2013 when there were 18. All are… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Dairy Recalls Raw Milk Over Listeria

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The Pennsylvania  Department of Agriculture has warned consumers to discard raw milk purchased at a dairy in the Northeastern area of the state. It says anyone who purchased raw milk from Gross Family Dairy in South Sterling, PA, located in Wayne County, should toss the product immediately due to the risk of Listeria. The department said… Continue Reading

CA Dairyman Fights FDA Over Ban on ‘Raw Butter’ Shipments

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Mark McAfee, founder and president of Organic Pastures Dairy, has “lawyered up” before once again taking on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this time over the interstate ban on transporting raw butter. He has enlisted Gary Cox, general counsel to the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, to represent him. On March 2, 2015, McAfee filed… Continue Reading

NY Officials Warn Consumers About Raw Milk Listeria Risk

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Consumers in New York’s Allegany County and surrounding area were told not to consume “unpasteurized” raw milk from the Gerald E. Snyder Farm due to possible Listeria contamination. The public health warning came from the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets. The Gerald E. Snyder Farm is located at RD#1, 1444 Randolph Rd., Alfred… Continue Reading

Salmonella Found in Raw Milk Sample From New York Farm

Consumers are being warned not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from the Jerry Dell Farm at Freeville in Tompkins County, NY, because it could possibly be contaminated with Salmonella. According to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, no illnesses associated with the product have been reported. A routine sample of the milk… Continue Reading

Another Wisconsin Lawmaker Promises to Push for Legal Raw Milk Sales

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The latest Wisconsin lawmaker to promise to introduce a bill making raw milk legal in the dairy state is Rep. David Murphy (R-Greenville). After all, U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) rode into Congress on promises he made while a state senator to make raw milk legal. However, Grothman was never successful, especially after Wisconsin raw milk… Continue Reading

Australia’s High Court Grants New Trial to Raw Milk Dairy Farmers

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Despite calling their cowshare program a “scam,” Australia’s Supreme Court has ordered a retrial of raw milk dairy farmers Mark and Helen Tyler over their sale of raw milk. The Tyler’s dairy is located in Willunga Hill, which is south of Adelaide. A Magistrates Court had found the couple guilty of one count each of… Continue Reading