The saga of how Morningland Dairy of Mountain View, Missouri has been railroaded can be found here.
Even though Morningland Dairy has ALWAYS being compliant with food safety rules and regulations, and despite the fact that the FDA found NOTHING wrong at their dairy (if there really is a problem, it’s out in California!), Morningland has been forced to recall and embargo their cheeses based on a sample taken from a cheese that was seized in California (four months after it left Missouri) – and not tested until 55 days after the samples were seized.
FDA took over 100 swabs of the dairy, and ALL the samples tested came back 100% free of pathogens. FDA and the Missouri Milk Board have declared that Morningland Dairy must DESTROY ALL 50,000 pounds of their cheese product sitting in their coolers. This is about $250,000 worth of assets, in addition to all the cheese destroyed due to the recall at Rawesome. This is the livelihood of 9 families.
The Link to their blog, where they update on the situation, is here.
If Morningland can’t sell the cheese because the Missouri Milk Board and the FDA want all this wholesome food destroyed, they may well lose their business which has been in operation for 30 years. Through all those years, Morningland is able to boast that NO ONE has EVER been made ill by their cheese!
This is a watershed moment in the course of who gets to choose what you eat. Who decides? FDA or you?