Schmidt raw milk appeal verdict put off

From  Don Crosby in the Owen Sound Sun Times:

Michael Schmidt, the farmer, cultivating his fields with a team of draft horses.

“Raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt will have to wait a few more days to find out whether a judge will overturn his acquittal on 19 charges related to selling and distributing raw milk. The judge hearing the appeal was to release his decision on July 4. That was postponed until today.

Schmidt said he was informed by the court Wednesday that the decision has again been delayed until sometime next week, but no firm date was given.

In January 2010 Justice of the Peace Paul Kowarsky ruled in a Newmarket court that Schmidt’s cow share program for raw milk consumers did not violate provincial regulations meant to protect public health. Kowarsky found that under Schmidt’s program consumers became “part owners” of his dairy cows so the system complied with the province’s Health Protection and Promotion Act….”

Read it all in the Owen Sound Sun Times.

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