On December 21, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2751, the “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act” (formerly S.510). On Sunday night, December 19, the Senate passed FSMA by unanimous consent without a recorded vote after substituting its language in H.R. 2751 (originally titled, “Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act”–one of the “Cash for […]
On December 10 Rae Lynn Sandvig, a Bloomington raw milk and local food consumer, received a letter from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) informing her that MDA had “scheduled an administrative meeting concerning your sales of food, your actions assisting in the sale of raw milk from your home in Bloomington, Minnesota, and the sale of food from the Traditional Foods Warehouse (TFW)….” TFW is a private buyers club located in Minneapolis.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuC6nws6Jcg] Minnesota Events January 28, 2011 – Friday Macalester College, Kagin Commons – St. Paul 1-5 p.m. Grassroots Training Session 7-9 p.m. Consumer Free Choice Fundraiser
So a department that discourages the consumption of raw milk is trying to extract money from those it would put out of business.
For the past month, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has been working to erode the freedom of the state’s residents to obtain the food of their choice from the source of their choice, particularly raw milk. Through various enforcement actions taken since the last week in May, MDA has created a chilling effect on […]