March 21, 2020

National Raw Milk Safety: No Outbreaks for First 2/3 of 2019

by Pete Kennedy, Esq. In recent years there has been a trend of fewer foodborne illness outbreaks attributed to raw milk consumption even as the demand […]
March 21, 2020

FDA Rejects Petition Seeking Exemption from Raw Milk Ban

  By Pete Kennedy, Esq. The FTCLDF raw butter lawsuit followed an FDA rejection of a petition. This petition asked that the FDA exempt from enforcement […]
March 21, 2020

FTCLDF Takes the FDA to Court Over Raw Butter Petition

By Pete Kennedy, Esq. On October 22, 2019, the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) and Mark McAfee, president of Organic Pastures Dairy Company (OPDC), filed suit […]
March 18, 2020

FDA Denies Petition to Lift Interstate Ban on Raw Butter

The weakness of FDA's response to the petition was the real surprise.
September 26, 2019

No Place at the Food Safety Table for Local Producers

Deregulating local food commerce leads to better food safety.
August 21, 2019

Is FDA Exceeding FSMA Inspection Authority?

FDA imposes requirements on small-scale producers Congress didn't intend.
June 24, 2019

2019 Raw Milk Legislation Summary

Some progress for raw dairy this year; more to come in 2020
June 1, 2019

PRIME Act Reintroduced in Congress

Passage into law will enable States to increase access to locally raised meat.
December 20, 2018

FTCLDF Hires Jim Turner to Litigate Raw Butter Petition

It's time to end FDA's interstate ban on a food that sickens virtually no one.