Friday, September 2, 2011

Amish farm banned from selling unpasteurised milk after sting operation by Feds

Tales from a free country. It's not like consumers purchase their milk not knowing whatever risks are involved, even though unpasteurized milk is unquestionably more safe than the crap they sell at the grocery store, laden with genetically modified growth hormones, blood and pus, not to mention devoid of essential nutrients and enzymes, and made all the more toxic through the process of homogenization. No, it's the SWAT team for these Amish terrorists. Meanwhile, the FDA endorses literally countless food toxins, including aspartame, MSG, high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, and genetically modified foods.

    Daily Mail -

    An Amish farm in Pennsylvania has been stopped from selling contraband milk after a year-long federal government sting operation.

    The Rainbow Acres Farm was found to have been smuggling banned unpasteurised milk to customers in Maryland.

    Crack down: An Amish farm in Pennsylvania has been stopped from selling contraband milk after a year-long federal government sting operation

    Crack down: An Amish farm in Pennsylvania has been stopped from selling contraband milk after a year-long federal government sting operation

    Raw milk drinkers claim that pasteurisation eliminates good bacteria and changes the taste.

    But the Food and Drug Administration say unpasteurised milk can carry harmful bacteria such as salmonella, E.coli and listeria.

    Sales are illegal in 11 states and the District, with other states having varying restrictions on purchase or consumption.

    The FDA began to look into the farm, owned by Dan Allgyer, when an investigator used aliases to sign up to the farm’s internet group and placed orders for raw milk to be delivered to Maryland.

    By crossing the state border the milk was breaking the FDA’s ban on interstate sales of raw milk.

    The court papers noted that the jugs of milk were also not labelled, which is a violation of FDA regulations.

    The agency then raided the farm in a 5am inspection, which found coolers labelled with Maryland town names.

    My Allgyer formed a club and had customers become shareholders in an attempt to avoid the ban, but the FDA went to court last week to stop the operation.

    Angry customers have insisted that they should have freedom of choice regarding their food.

    Karin Edgett, a Washington DC resident, told the Washington Times: ‘I look at this as the FDA is in cahoots with the large milk producers.

    ‘I don’t want the FDA and my tax dollars to go to shut down a farm that hasn’t had any complaints against it. They’re producing good food, and the consumers are extremely happy with it.’


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1381995/Fed-cracks-Amish-selling-contraband-milk-undercover-sting.html#ixzz1WoEMoDcg