Farmer forbidden from selling raw milk outside Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal officials have obtained a court order prohibiting a central Pennsylvania farmer from selling unpasteurized milk to out-of-state customers.
The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it obtained a permanent injunction against Daniel Allgyer and his Rainbow Acres Farm in Kinzers.
The agency says raw milk can contain harmful bacteria. It can be legally sold within Pennsylvania, but not elsewhere. A federal judge granted an injunction on Feb. 2.
Allgyer argued that he was leasing his cows through a private organization to consumers in Washington, D.C. He can still sell raw milk in Pennsylvania.
Allgyer did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
Another dairy, Family Cow in Chambersburg, resumed bottling raw milk earlier this month following an 11-day shutdown after 43 illnesses were reported in four states.
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