UK raw milk dispenser suspends trade
Posted: April 4th, 2012 - 10:56pm
Selfridges, the British concern that makes raw milk available from public vending machines, has decided to stop that, after the Food Standards Agency launched an investigation into whether the practice is legal.
The London Standard reports that shops in England and Wales are not allowed to stock raw milk due to the threat of salmonella, E. coli and campylobacter — but since December, Selfridges has got around the ban by allowing Longleys Farm in Hailsham, East Sussex, to sell the product from dispensers in its food hall.
Selfridges said customers should have the choice, but it would honor any “newly clarified rules.”