Missouri Milk Board Declares They Have No Appeal
Those following the saga of Morningland Dairy should be aware that this past week has been a relentless roller coaster ride. On the upside of the roller coaster, many have donated to the Uncheese Party to help the family farmstead business in this battle, and Joe and Denise Dixon, owners of Morningland Dairy, are humbled and grateful for the generosity and dedication those committed to preserving access to real food have shown.
On the downside, the FDA sent a rather nasty toned letter asserting that they consider Morningland cheese “to pose an acute, life-threatening hazard to health.” While not a single report or complaint of illness has been reported in the 30 year history of Morningland, the FDA states in their letter that “because of the seriousness of this situation” Morningland “should conduct inspections for 100% effectiveness at their accounts”. You could accurately translate that to “more downtime, more money out of pocket, less likelihood of recovery,” and you’d be right.
So now they are forced to destroy their livelihood. This farm has been selling raw milk cheese for 30 years without any illness or issues. These laws really need to be looked at and changed.
If you would like to help the family out, they are having an Uncheese party.
You can go to this site Morningland Dairy's Uncheese Party to donate.
Morningland Dairy is under orders to destroy 50,000 lbs of cheese. Since they can’t sell it, friends and supporters are rallying to sponsor this cheese, so the family won’t lose their farm. That is why it is called an uncheese party. By sponsoring a cheese you are making a non-tax deductible gift of love, aid and comfort to a farm in distress.
And please spread the word.