A Wall Street Journal video explores how vending machines that dispense raw milk have gained a following in the UK and other European countries, but critics question whether the machines keep the milk at cool enough temperatures.
One dairy farmer who sells 30 gallons of raw milk per day stands by the integrity of the vending machines. He believes that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) should make responsible regulations about raw milk but points out that raw milk is “…safer than an awful lot of other foods that we eat.”
In England, raw milk vending machines are allowed only on farms, which many producers say defeat the purpose of such machines – which is to make raw milk more accessible to those not living in rural areas. In Ireland, raw milk vending machines have been banned by the Food Standards Agency; in Scotland, the sale of raw milk is banned altogether.