I would like to share a few statistics to put a better perspective on the use of raw milk and raw milk products. According to the center for disease controll, In the year 2009, there were approximately 762,000 cases of food born disease. These would include eating of under cooked meat and contaminated foods such as spinich, lettuce, cantalope, strawberries, etc. Also, according to the center of disease control there are approximately 121 cases of food poisoning from raw milk and raw milk products. 762,000 compared to 121.
In addition to this the CDC stated that the odds of getting TB from raw milk produced in the US is "slim to none"
It is time for government agencies to stop harassing the citizens and yield to the rights of the people so beautifully stated in the Declaration of Independence. " We hold these truths to be self evident.....that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights,....... That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men". That is the purpose of government, to protect the rights of the people. One of the enumerated complaints against King George was " He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance." That statement resembles what is being done by many federal agencies, EPA, USDA, DOE, and others. We do not need a county agency doing the same.