DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A federal judge in Iowa has rejected a
lawsuit that sought to expand access to raw milk by challenging a
Food and Drug Administration rule that bans interstate shipments of
U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett in Sioux City dismissed the
two-year-old case filed by a nationwide group of raw milk drinkers,
producers, and distributors. The lawsuit contends the FDA rule
allowing only pasteurized milk to be sold across state lines
violates their constitutional rights to travel freely and decide
what to feed their families.
FDA officials say it focuses enforcement on distributors and
producers not individuals.
Bennett dismissed the case Friday concluding the raw milk
supporters have not suffered an injury because the government has
made it clear it doesn't plan on enforcing the regulations against