This is yet another example of Big Government "protecting" us from ourselves, while destroying family farms, and denying us the right to choose how we feed our families. Perhaps a more prominent objective would be legislation to label GMO's or a ban on Aspartame.
Posted from the Morningland Dairy Website:
"In our 30 yrs. of Morningland Dairy production there have been no complaints or reports of illness connected with eating our raw milk cheeses, yet in August of 2010 the FDA and Missouri authorities, using improperly handled and very questionable test results from California, made us recall all cheese sold in 2010, embargoed all our remaining cheese, refused to properly test our cheese, denied us a jury trial, judged us - without any proof - to have an unsanitary plant and sick animals, ordered us to make unaffordable changes to our plant that are not required according to regulation as well as to do expensive testing of our cheese that also is not required according to regulation, and have since badgered us with false accusations and demands for information from our new, private membership association, insisting specifically that we include our members’ private information and threatening us with a $100/day fine until we acquiesce to their demands.
If you are fed up, as are we, with power-hungry bureaucrats who are making every effort to deny us the right to choose what we feed our families and to destroy small family farms, then please stand with us in this fight. Help our family farm to continue by contacting the following offices, and by financially supporting us, if you can. This is not just about cheese; it’s about freedom under God, and not under these bureaucratic would-be gods. May the One, true God bless us in this fight!"