Weston A. Price Foundation Fights USDA On Raw Milk Cheese Restrictions

The Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) has petitioned the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (USDA) to ease its pursuit of stricter, unnecessary restrictions on raw milk cheeses.

In August 2015, the USDA invited the public to submit commentary on “potential intervention measures to reduce the risk of foodborne illness” stemming from unpasteurized cheeses.

Along with its comments to the USDA, WAPF included lengthy scientific research on the safety of unpasteurized cheeses, and pointed out that most of the outbreaks attributed to these cheeses come from raw, unaged cheeses – which are illegal to sell in this country. In other countries, some cheeses produced from raw milk are a popular export and cultural staple, like Italy’s Parmigiano Reggiano, which can only legally bear that name if it is made from raw milk.

Read more about what Weston A. Price Foundation President Sally Fallon Morell has to say on the issue in the organization’s official press release here.

To learn more about raw milk and other nutrient dense foods, visit westonaprice.org

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