Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has returned to the Upper Midwest of the United States with a vengeance. After a break from spring through early fall, new case reports are stacking up for commercial flocks.Continue Reading Bird flu resumes in the Upper Midwest
Moore Family Farms Creamery of Maquoketa, IA, is recalling various cheese curds because they may contain an elevated coliform count and generic E. coli.
According to the details posted by the FDA, the recall was…Continue Reading Cheese curds sold in Iowa recalled because of elevated coliform count and E. coli
Mary McGonigle-Martin, a board member of the national food safety group STOP Foodborne Illness whose son became critically ill after drinking raw milk contaminated with E. coli in 2006, says public health has lost the…Continue Reading Public health is losing out in annual state battles with raw milk
On the final day of the state’s legislative session, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill to make some sales of raw, unpasteurized milk legal.
The Iowa State Dairy Association opposes the sale of unpasteurized…Continue Reading Raw, unpasteurized milk can now be sold by farmers directly to consumers in Iowa
The conference committee’s amendments on prohibitions and exemptions were accepted before the North Dakota Legislature OK’d farmers selling raw milk directly to consumers.
Those provisions provide that
— A farm may sell raw milk directly…Continue Reading Legislatures are acting mostly with caution when it comes to raw milk
The Denver-based National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) reports that 39 state Legislatures continue to be in session, and most of those are just getting interesting with a month or two remaining before they adjourn…Continue Reading Food safety keeps popping up as Legislatures are getting into the thick of things
Milk producers would be able to sell raw, unpasteurized milk in Iowa if the state Senate approves a bill that has already made it through the House of Representatives.
Healthcare and agricultural groups, including the…Continue Reading Some lawmakers want to allow the sale of unpasteurized milk in Iowa
Child labor bills in Iowa might grease the skids for human trafficking but that’s not apparently a concern for sponsors. The approach for changes in child labor in Iowa is to allow employment by those…Continue Reading Child labor law reductions might become Iowa’s solution to labor shortages
Governor Brian P. Kemp made a special occasion earlier this month for signage of his administration’s Georgia Grown Farm to Food Bank legislation (SB 396), the Freedom to Farm Act (HB 1150…
Continue Reading Raw milk wins in Georgia, runs ahead in Missouri, but dies in Iowa
Many times during the past two decades, it looked like Iowa consumers were going to lose their protection from the hazards of raw milk. But, the Iowa Legislature has always come through by continuing the…
Continue Reading Iowa Senate approves on-farm sales and distribution of unpasteurized, raw milk