Circuit Court Ruling Puts Raw Milk Cheesemaker Out of Business
|The Cheese House at Morningland of the Ozarks is no more.|
The battle over raw-milk cheese has come home to Missouri. On Tuesday the Howell County Circuit Court upheld a ruling by the Missouri State Milk Board that Morningland of the Ozarks, a dairy in Mountain View, would have to destroy all the raw-milk cheeses it produced between January and June 2010, when traces of two bacteria, Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus, were found in samples taken from a store in California.
The decision effectively spells the end of the road for Morningland.
“Morningland had been in business for 30 years,” says Doreen Hannes, a spokeswoman for the dairy. “In that time, zero incidents of people getting sick from their raw-milk cheese have been reported, or even rumored.” [Read the rest of the article here, and please make some comments]
- The Truth of the Matter Doesn’t Matter – Doreen Hannes (uncheeseparty.wordpress.com)