Recently in the States, there has been many discussions over the topic of milk food safety. In Ohio, farmers are finding more people are willing to drive ridiculously long distances to purchase raw – or unpasteurised – milk. Why is that? It is because consumers are losing confidence in the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Dairy farmers say that Americans are realising that the implementation of food safety laws is not at its best. The Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture fail to keep dangerous food borne illnesses like salmonella and E.coli at bay.
As a result of this mistrust, it has peaked the raw milk movement. If the authorities have trouble keeping such hazards away, consumers become skeptical to the current laws regarding the selling of raw milk. It is illegal to sell raw milk in 24 American states. Though unpasturised juice or cider is legal to be purchased, they must contain a warning label.
In some Ohio farms, consumers are wiling to pay a $60 for a share of a farmer’s herd and paying a monthly boarding fee of $25 per share. In return, they’re entitled to a gallon of milk a week from the farm’s 80-cow organic herd.
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