The federal raid of Amish milk farms

Amish farm banned from selling unpasteurised milk after sting operation by Feds
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 8:26 PM on 29th April 2011

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.

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.

Illegal: Food and Drug Administration say unpasteurised milk can carry harmful bacteria such as salmonella

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.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1381995/Fed-cracks-Amish-selling-contraband-milk-undercover-sting.html#ixzz1WjrKN254

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