Loophole for Raw Milk Advocates

Staff Writer
How you can get your unpasteurized dairy fix

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Yes, it's illegal to sell raw milk in most of the United States, but that didn't stop an underground movement from getting their illegal moo-nshine. NPR has uncovered a new loophole that makes it easier to buy unpasteurized milk: label it as pet food.

Florida's been getting away with it for now, according to the report. "About a dozen new farms signed up to sell raw milk as 'commercial feed' in the past year... Of course, it's impossible to know how much of this 'pet milk' is getting slurped up by Fido or by his masters."

So there you have it. Pretend to buy raw milk for your puppy, have some yourself, and risk the dangers of E. coli, Salmonella, and listeria. Just don't cross state lines, since the FDA has already stopped a California farmer from selling raw milk out-of-state as pet food. So shall we say Raw Milk: 1, Government: 1.5?

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