A Hennepin County courtroom is a long way from the dairy herds of central Minnesota. But it’s where the issue of food safety hangs in the balance with consumers rights. Specifically, it’s about farmer’s right to sell raw milk to members of a co-op or “private” food club.
A judge has dismissed a contempt of court allegation against a south-central Minnesota farmer accused of sickening 15 people with contaminated raw milk products.
A Minnesota dairy farmer accused of selling contaminated raw milk that made 15 people sick is due in court on a contempt charge.
State officials want a southern Minnesota dairy farmer accused of selling E. coli-contaminated unpasteurized milk found in contempt of court.