Daily Archives: April 29, 2011

FDA agents infiltrate membership of Amish raw milk farmer in Pennslyvania

From Stephan Dinan in the Washington Times:

Photo via Bloomberg News The FDA headquarters stand in Silver Spring, Maryland.

“A yearlong sting operation, including aliases, a 5 a.m. surprise inspection and surreptitious purchases from an Amish farm in Pennsylvania, culminated in the federal government announcing this week that it has gone to court to stop Rainbow Acres Farm from selling its contraband to willing customers in the Washington area. Continue reading

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Guelph-area health unit issues pointed warning about the dangers of raw milk

From the Vik Kirsch at the Guelph Mercury:

“GUELPH — “If you drink raw milk, you risk illness and death,” is the sharp message of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

With a high-profile raw milk court case re-emerging in the media, the current top item on the regional health unit’s online home page is titled Health Risks of Drinking Raw Milk.

Given that heightened awareness, the health agency concluded “we should put a reminder up for people,” said Scott Hutchison, a health protection division program manager.

“From our perspective, the concern is the transmission of various communicable diseases. Milk is a good vehicle for many harmful organisms,” he said, citing E. coli, salmonella and listeria. Continue reading

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First Cow Share Canada accredited raw milk farm targeted by Gov’t agents

Press Statement [from Michael Schmidt] regarding recent inappropriate anti raw milk actions by Government agents in Ontario:

Farm of Cathy and Paul Noble, near Arthur, Ontario. Photos from yesterday's meeting.

Government Agencies of Ontario on behalf of certain interest groups has been trying lately to jeopardize and undermine the current legal standing of cow shares in Ontario.

Michael Schmidt’s acquittal on all charges relating to the Milk Act and the Health and Promotion Act has created concerns within the dairy industry, and related Government Agencies. Continue reading

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