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UK considers revising raw milk rules

From Food Safety News:

“…England and Wales have about 100 registered cow operations selling raw milk for human consumption, as well as 27 registered producers of raw milk from goats, and three from sheep.

Not since 2002 have any of those raw milk producers had a product associated with an outbreak of illness. In the 10 years prior to 2002, there were 20 outbreaks — mostly of E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella Typhimurium  DT12 — which sickened 242 people and sent 36 to hospitals. There were no deaths.
Except for Scotland — where all raw milk sales are banned, the UK limits sales to the farm where raw milk is produced.    Continue reading

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In three days, the verdict on raw milk and Michael Schmidt will be handed down, on Jan. 21, in Newmarket court

The latest dispatch from farmer Michael Schmidt, at Glencolton Farms:

Wales, the cheesemeister -- good news from home

“Wales our cheese man is happy. He just received a call that his family in Haiti is alive and well. At least as good as one can expect under the circumstances.”

That’s Wales in the picture, walking down the lane beside the barn and balancing a stack of empty plastic produce crates on his head. We’re not sure if that’s standard practice on all raw milk farms in southwestern Ontario but it seems to be what they do at Glencolton Farms…. Continue reading

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