Police Raid Rawesome Foods, Dump Raw Milk – Forbes

Posted by Michelle, May 18, 2012

A multi-agency SWAT team hit Venice, CA , Rawesome Foods arresting three people and dumping $10,000 worth of raw milk:The owner of a Venice health food market and two other people were arrested on charges related to the allegedly unlawful production and sale of unpasteurized dairy products, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said.The arrests of James Cecil Stewart, Sharon Ann Palmer and Eugenie Bloch on Wednesday marked the latest effort in a government crackdown on the sale of so-called raw dairy products.[…]While the raid was taking place in Venice, another was occurring at Palmer’s Healthy Family Farms in Ventura County. There, California agriculture officials said, the farm owner’s milk processing plant had not met standards to obtain a license to sell raw milk or raw milk products. Shortly after the raid, Palmer was back in business.Demand for all manner of raw foods has been growing, spurred by heightened interest in locally produced, unprocessed products.

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