IMPORTANT -Govt exploring legal RAW MILK SALES Read link

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IMPORTANT -Govt exploring legal RAW MILK SALES Read link

Postby Heidi » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:44 am

Hi
Australian government is calling for submission regarding the legalising of raw milk and cheese sales. Submission period closes in October. Please follow the link then make a submission. It doesn't have to be wordy or elequoent, just make a submission if you believe that Australians should have the choice to buy and sell raw milk legally!

http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/0 ... -and-gmos/

Thanks
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Re: IMPORTANT -Govt exploring legal RAW MILK SALES Read link

Postby minnie » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:25 pm

Off now, thanks Heidi,

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Re: IMPORTANT -Govt exploring legal RAW MILK SALES Read link

Postby tampeirce » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:00 am

It really is in Government speak , but even I was able to work out what their questions meant in the end . It really would be great if we were allowed to choose raw milk if we wanted to.
Thanks for the link.

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Re: IMPORTANT -Govt exploring legal RAW MILK SALES Read link

Postby Heidi » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:23 am

LOL... I LOVE Government speak... its why I get myself in all manner of bother when I open my mouth!

I've had a better read of it, and the documentation has assessed the risk of raw milk as being Category 3... medium to high, and thus recommendation that the current ban remain in place for raw milk. However, it seems the thrust of this paper is the ability to sell products, such as aged cheeses, and cheeses made with milk that has been pretreated (temp above 40c - ie pasteurised).

So, no real hope at this time for raw milk sales, (from my reading the paper puts it dead in the water due to community risk), but cheesemakers UNITE!

Also... this will be of interest to those who milk goats... they are looking at the current exemption on the sale of goats milk... it sounds like they are considering removing the exemption to make it illegal.

I think, regardless of how well you can interprete government speak, or how well you can write, I would still be putting in a submission. Once you go on their submittors list, you will be kept abreast of the outcome and other ongoing matters. Yes... it does ask for submissions to preferably be substantiated with verifiable statistics... :roll: bugger that, write what you want, and don't worry about what their "preferences" are.

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Re: IMPORTANT -Govt exploring legal RAW MILK SALES Read link

Postby dggoatlover » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:31 am

Wow - will definitely be taking a good loook at this and passing it on to fellow goat breeders. Thanks :D


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