The Washington Times reports on the latest shenanigans from the FDA in their jyhad against raw milk:
Yes, the three-letter-thugs are at it again. They’ve raided an Amish raw milk dairy this time. But oh, they didn’t just walk in after a complaint was lodged that had to be investigated. No… Instead, they spent over a full year wasting resources on this!
A yearlong sting operation, including aliases, a 5 a.m. surprise inspection and surreptitious purchases from an Amish farm in Pennsylvania, culminated in the federal government announcing this week that it has gone to court to stop Rainbow Acres Farm from selling…
Yes, we see that it takes the FDA over a full year to run a sting operation against dairy farmers. Instead of chasing after dangerous drug manufacturers peddling their wares on the street or in back alleys, they instead choose to focus on a dairy that is selling milk to their customers. There weren’t even any complaints lodged about bad conditions at the dairy.
On top of this, the FDA deemed it necessary to purchase said raw milk from the dairy under false names and locations so they could take it across state lines and make a case against the dairy using the horribly abused Interstate Commerce Clause
According to the complaint the FDA filed in court, the agency began to look into Mr. Allgyer’s farm in late 2009, when an investigator in their Baltimore office used aliases to sign up for a Yahoo user group for Rainbow Acres‘ customers, and began to place orders under the assumed names for unpasteurized milk.
The orders were delivered to private residences in Maryland, where the investigator, whose name was not disclosed in the documents, would pick them up. By crossing state lines the milk became part of interstate commerce, thus subject to the FDA’s ban on interstate sales of raw milk.
The case was so weak, they had to force it to a higher statute so that they might have a prayer of winning in court.
Instead of complaining about the dairy, it’s customers are exceedingly pleased with it.
“We like the way they farm, we love their product, it’s super-high-quality, they’re wonderful. It’s just a wonderful arrangement,” she said.
“FDA really has no idea what they’re talking about when they’re talking about fresh milk. They have no concept – they really don’t understand what it’s like for people like me who have friends and family who can’t drink conventional milk,” Ms. Reitzig said.
Again we see the failure of the three-letter-thugs to do what’s right, and instead attack small business for the sake of the status quo.