Police Raid Rawesome Foods, Dump Evil al qaeda Milk

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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.

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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.

But government regulators contend such products can be dangerous; there is scientific evidence linking disease outbreaks to raw milk. The milk can transmit bacteria, which can result in diarrhea, dangerously high fevers and in some cases death.

Alcohol has also been linked with deaths, even though it’s legal. We don’t bust down the doors of breweries with SWAT teams or go raid the offices of cigarette manufacturers. Why we need a SWAT team, guns drawn, to make arrests of people selling milk is just beyond me. More as this unfolds.

Update. It looks like it may not have been a SWAT team after all, though at this point it’s hard to say. According to the LA Times

With no warning one weekday morning, investigators entered an organic grocery with a search warrant and ordered the hemp-clad workers to put down their buckets of mashed coconut cream and to step away from the nuts.

Then, guns drawn, four officers fanned out across Rawesome Foods in Venice. Skirting past the arugula and peering under crates of zucchini, they found the raid’s target inside a walk-in refrigerator: unmarked jugs of raw milk.
Aspartame can make you go blind but the cops are raiding raw food producers. They must have thought this was America where you are free to do what you want with your health but the authorities showed them whos the master and whos the slave.
 

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Update. It looks like it may not have been a SWAT team after all, though at this point it’s hard to say. According to the LA Times

With no warning one weekday morning, investigators entered an organic grocery with a search warrant and ordered the hemp-clad workers to put down their buckets of mashed coconut cream and to step away from the nuts.

Then, guns drawn, four officers fanned out across Rawesome Foods in Venice. Skirting past the arugula and peering under crates of zucchini, they found the raid’s target inside a walk-in refrigerator: unmarked jugs of raw milk.

The Huffington Post describes the police as “federal agents”. The LA Weekly makes no mention of a SWAT team either.

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Again:

What are the risks associated with drinking raw and son drinking milk

Raw milk can carry harmful bacteria and other germs that can make you very sick or kill you. While it is possible to get foodborne illnesses from many different foods, raw milk is one of the riskiest of all.

Getting sick from raw milk can mean many days of diarrhea, stomach cramping, and vomiting. Less commonly, it can mean kidney failure, paralysis, chronic disorders, and even death.

Many people who chose raw milk thinking they would improve their health instead found themselves (or their loved ones) sick in a hospital for several weeks fighting for their lives from infections caused by germs in raw milk. For example, a person can develop severe or even life-threatening diseases, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can cause paralysis, and hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can result in kidney failure and stroke.

Illness can occur from the same brand and source of raw milk that people had been drinking for a long time without becoming ill.
A wide variety of germs that are sometimes found in raw milk, can make people sick, including bacteria (e.g., Brucella, Campylobacter, Listeria, Mycobacterium bovis (a cause of tuberculosis), Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli [e.g., E. coli O157], Shigella, Yersinia), parasites (e.g., Giardia), and viruses (e.g., norovirus).
Each ill person’s symptoms can differ, depending on the type of germ, the amount of contamination, and the person’s immune defenses.

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More they likely the "SWAT" team consisted of unarmed FDA Investigators... perhaps OCI (the armed FDA maaaaaan) but more they likely they brought Federal Marshals.

Oh in a black helicopter that runs on Aspartame and Fluoride....

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3 arrested on raw-milk charges

L.A. County prosecutors allege that unpasteurized dairy products were sold illegally and did not meet health standards.

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.

Prosecutors in Los Angeles alleged that Stewart, 64, operates a Venice market called Rawesome Foods through which he illegally sold dairy products that did not meet health standards because they were unpasteurized or were produced at unlicensed facilities.

Palmer, 51, has operated Healthy Family Farms in Santa Paula since 2007 without the required licensing for milk production, prosecutors allege. She and her company face nine charges related to the production of unpasteurized milk products.

Bloch, a Healthy Family Farms employee, is charged with three counts of conspiracy.

The arrests followed a one-year investigation during which undercover agents purchased unpasteurized dairy products from Healthy Family Farms stands in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, said Matthew Krasnowski, a district attorney spokesman. The products included unpasteurized goat milk, cheese and yogurt.

The arrests came the same week that federal and state health officials warned the public about a food-borne illness outbreak tied to ground turkey contaminated with antibiotic-resistant salmonella, an outbreak in which one Californian has died and 76 others have fallen ill so far.

It also marks the latest salvo in the government's crackdown on unpasteurized dairy products.

In June 2010 investigators raided the Venice grocery store, seizing stacks of unmarked jugs of raw milk, cartons of raw goat and cow milk, and blocks of unpasteurized goat cheese, among other grocery items. Regulators alleged that Rawesome broke the law by failing to have the proper permits to sell food to the public.

Still, no arrests were made and Rawesome reopened the same week. Stewart said at the time that Rawesome didn't need such permits because it wasn't technically a retailer. He contended that the store was a private club whose members paid an annual fee and service charges to obtain products directly from farmers.

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.

But government regulators contend such products can be dangerous; there is scientific evidence linking disease outbreaks to raw milk. The milk can transmit bacteria, which can result in diarrhea, dangerously high fevers and in some cases death.

Raw milk, in particular, has drawn regulatory scrutiny, largely because the politically powerful dairy industry has pressed the government to act. It is legal for licensed dairies to sell raw milk at retail outlets in California, according to research by the National Conference of State Legislatures. But the number of such outlets has dwindled amid retailer concerns over potential litigation.
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I disagree with shutting these raw milk places down.

Filthy hippies dropping dead of E.coli, salmonella and botulism poisoning can only be a good thing.
 
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I disagree with shutting these raw milk places down.

Filthy hippies dropping dead of E.coli, salmonella and botulism poisoning can only be a good thing.
Just saw some video... LAPD and FDA investigators...

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More they likely the "SWAT" team consisted of unarmed FDA Investigators... perhaps OCI (the armed FDA maaaaaan) but more they likely they brought Federal Marshals.

Oh in a black helicopter that runs on Aspartame and Fluoride....

Oh and:



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Alex Jones was running with the SWAT gimmick of this story like Usain Bolt yesterday. He had the Men in Black wearing full combat body armor, carrying sub-machine guns and practically fast roping down out of their black helicopters. He made it sound slightly less sophisticated and dramatic than the Osama Bin Laden assassination operation(which, of course, never happened).
 
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The comments of the crowd on this one are hilarious...

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Why isn't your van marked FDA... does Monsanto pay your salary...
 

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I disagree with shutting these raw milk places down.

Filthy hippies dropping dead of E.coli, salmonella and botulism poisoning can only be a good thing.
Not to mention conspiracy theorists. These nutjobs and their anti-pasteurization argument remind me of the anti-vax crowd.
 
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Selling raw milk in CA is legal... as long as you get it from a dairy that has the proper permit and is inspected. They were selling stuff from a farm that was not inspected etc...
 

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. They were selling stuff from a farm that was not inspected etc...
Who cares? The idiots that pay 8 bucks for a gallon of this filthy swill know it's not safe. Enough with the nanny state shit. Arguing over the swat team thing is missing the entire point.
 

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Ugh... let me explain something to these filthy hippies, and to Kirk too... not that it will penetrate any of their retard helmets.

The reason that it's illegal to sell raw milk has nothing to do with Monsanto, or the globalists, or Big Pasteurization, or any of that tinfoil hat bullshit.

The reason it is illegal to sell raw milk is because the fucking bleeding heart liberal politicians that THOSE SAME FILTHY HIPPIES ELECTED TO OFFICE believe that it is their sworn duty to "protect the people from themselves".

Shitweasel politicians like Bloomberg in New York... who declared war on salty soup.

The fucking filthy hippy liberals elect these fucking control freak politicians, and then they go in the EXACT WRONG direction to place the blame when the bleeding heart liberal politicians start passing their control freak laws.

There's no need to be gettin' snippy with the cops in that video, they're just doin' their jobs. (props to Officer Marge Gunderson) and those cops appear to be doing their jobs very politely if you ask me. You think those cops wouldn't rather be out fighting real crime and not enforcing the stupid ass rules of bleeding heart liberal control freak politicians that were elected to office by a bunch of smelly bleeding heart liberal hippies? The same smelly hippies who are giving the cops shit and spouting conspiracy theory bullshit in their faces?

Stop with your tinfoil hat conspiracy theories. Wake up and smell the patchouli stink on the true culprits to blame for these bullshit "Public Protection" laws.
 

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This reminds me of when I went to sleepys and cut the tags off all the mattresses. Nypd esu came in and tazed the fuck out of me. I escaped though, and just met some fag whining about his bike getting stolen.
 

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Just saw some video... LAPD and FDA investigators...

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Those cops are obviously improperly trained. They allowed the sheeple to record them and didn't seize their cameras and smash them on the ground.

Selling raw milk in CA is legal... as long as you get it from a dairy that has the proper permit and is inspected. They were selling stuff from a farm that was not inspected etc...
The people who are buying this shit would be the first to cry "where's my government protection" when these fly-by-night co-ops sell them tainted milk and people get sick or die.

Alcohol has also been linked with deaths, even though it’s legal. We don’t bust down the doors of breweries with SWAT teams
Oh rly?

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The people who are buying this shit would be the first to cry "where's my government protection" when these fly-by-night co-ops sell them tainted milk and people get sick or die.
Fuck them too. Enough of running to the cops and FDA when you don't like something someone else is eating.
 

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The people who are buying this shit would be the first to cry "where's my government protection" when these fly-by-night co-ops sell them tainted milk and people get sick or die.
You're giving these kooks way too much credit. As if they possess the logical reasoning power to snap out of their delusions when reality kicks them in the teeth.

The dipshit responsible for this website...

http://www.aliveandwell.org/

He believes that AIDS doesn't exist... even after AIDS killed his wife and his daughter... he's STILL crusading for the notion that AIDS is a myth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Maggiore

And lookee lookee... that dipshit Ed Asner has joined him.
 
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Oh oh... Kirk better not see this...

On the Road Again: FDA's Mobile Laboratories

State-of-the-Art Mobile Labs



Under a Homeland Security directive, FDA operates two mobile labs:

a microbiology lab to detect disease-causing bacteria in food or drugs
a chemistry lab to detect pesticides, poisons, toxins, or other chemicals that could be used to deliberately contaminate food or drugs

Each mobile lab contains state-of-the-art instrumentation housed in modified 44-foot trailers, plus a 34-foot command center outfitted in a modified motor home. The fully functional, self-contained labs run on generators, carry their own water, and hold waste water in on-board tanks to prevent any release into the environment.

The command center serves as the sample entry and tracking point where samples are officially received and logged in before being transferred to the sample preparation trailer, and then to the analytical trailer for testing and analysis.

The microbiologists and chemists who work in the mobile labs are a "highly dedicated and experienced group of scientists," says Todd Bozicevich, director of the Laboratory Operations Branch in FDA's Division of Field Science within the Office of Regulatory Affairs. These specially trained analysts are not only skilled in setting up and tearing down the mobile lab components, says Bozicevich, but are also capable of maintaining the sensitive and sophisticated testing equipment, as well as performing general troubleshooting to keep the mobile labs operational.
 

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Fuck them too. Enough of running to the cops and FDA when you don't like something someone else is eating.
Maybe I said that wrong. I'm saying these Limousine Liberals BUYING this crap in the first place would be the first ones to go crying to the government and then lawyering up for a fat lawsuit when something goes wrong. Case in point:

Tainted raw milk blamed for Butler County man's paralytic illness

By Mike Cronin, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Like a growing number of people throughout the nation, James and Maureen Orchard began drinking raw milk after learning about its purported nutritional value.

"We started last spring and just continued," said Maureen Orchard, 67, who lives in Adams in Butler County with her husband. "We read some Web sites that said it was really good for you. We had it every day."

Now James Orchard, 67, is paralyzed. He has been in the intensive care unit in UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland for two weeks, suffering from Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Orchard drank raw milk last month that contained campylobacter bacteria, which is "a common antecedent of the Guillain-Barre syndrome," according to The New England Journal of Medicine. State Department of Agriculture officials said the syndrome is a "known complication" of campylobacter infection.

"He can't move his arms and legs. He can't talk; he can only mouth words. And he has a breathing tube," his wife said. "The doctors said his situation will eventually reverse itself, but it's going to take a long time and a lot of physical therapy."

Orchard's doctor could not be reached. But his wife believes his condition is related to raw milk the Orchards bought March 16, produced by Pasture Maid Creamery LLC in New Castle in Lawrence County.

Adam Dean of New Castle, who owns Pasture Maid Creamery, did not return phone calls and an e-mail requesting comment.

The Orchards hired Fred Pritzker, a Minneapolis-based lawyer who specializes in food safety, and intend to sue Pasture Maid, Maureen Orchard said.

Pasture Maid is responsible for selling a defective food product that contains pathogens, Pritzker alleged in a phone interview. The company violated its warranties, he said.

"It's saying it makes a safe product on its Web site, and it's not," Pritzker said.

The Department of Agriculture suspended Pasture Maid's permit to sell raw milk April 8. State officials took that action after reports of people being sickened by drinking the unpasteurized product. State laboratory tests showed the milk contained the campylobacter bacteria, according to the department.


"There are fewer than 10 cases reported" since the beginning of March, said Stacy Kriedeman, spokeswoman for the Department of Health. She declined to give the exact number because state officials are still doing tests.

The Agriculture and Health departments on March 25 jointly advised consumers who purchased raw milk from Pasture Maid to discard the product immediately because of potential bacterial contamination. An Agriculture Department lab found the campylobacter bacteria in a sample. In that advisory, Agriculture officials recommended Dean stop selling raw milk for human consumption.

Dean came under scrutiny by the departments in February 2009, said Justin Fleming, a Department of Agriculture spokesman.

The New Castle farmer voluntarily stopped selling raw milk then, while Agriculture officials tested his product for campylobacter bacteria. The results were negative, Fleming said, and Dean resumed selling raw milk.

Before consuming the milk, James Orchard was healthy, his wife said. He was a project manager for Miller Electric Construction Inc. in Allison Park and planned to work until age 70, she said. The Orchards and their daughter suffered diarrhea and stomach aches after drinking the milk.

Maureen Orchard recovered in about two weeks, she said. Their daughter was sick for about four days. But James Orchard's condition worsened, she said.

"This points to the dangers of raw milk," Pritzker said. "A lot of people believe it's healthy. But that's an old wives' tale. That's why it's pasteurized: You cannot get rid of the pathogens in it."

The Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association agree.

"Raw milk may contain a wide variety of harmful bacteria — including salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, listeria, campylobacter and brucella — that may cause illness and possibly death," said Michael Herndon, an FDA spokesman based in Silver Spring, Md.

But some people, including Marisa Luskey, 37, of Mt. Lebanon, are skeptical of reports that claim raw milk causes serious illness. Luskey grew up drinking raw goat's milk and said she never got sick from it. Now, she gives it to her children, ages 9, 7 and 2. Some people find goat's milk easier to digest than cow's milk, according to FDA officials.

"There are many more things that people ingest on a daily basis, much more dangerous than raw milk," Luskey said. "Raw milk is often made a scapegoat."

Contaminated water could turn out to be the cause of a sickness cluster initially attributed to raw milk, said Sally Fallon Morell, president of The Weston A. Price Foundation, a nonprofit in Washington that focuses on nutrition education.

Raw milk is so "nutritionally dense" that it boosts immunity, improves behavior in children and wards off allergies and asthma, said Fallon Morrell. She said she knew about James Orchard's case and cautioned that all the facts aren't known.

"There are 76 million cases of food-borne illness in the U.S. per year, the vast majority in people who don't consume raw milk," she said. "Of course, we don't want anyone to get sick, and the most important thing at the moment is that the individual recovers."

The Orchards no longer will drink raw milk, said Maureen Orchard. "Based on this, I don't think so."

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Orchard drank raw milk last month that contained campylobacter bacteria
Whoa! That's the motherfucker that got me. Campylobacter jejuni. Worst 5 days of my life.

I got that shit from eating a sandwich that had been sitting at the top of a cooler that had the sun beating down on it.

It didn't paralyze me, but it may as well have... being that I didn't walk further than 10 feet away from a toilet for five days straight.

Yeah... enjoy your freedom to contaminate yourself with that horror, ya stupid hippies.
 
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Whoa! That's the motherfucker that got me. Campylobacter jejuni. Worst 5 days of my life.

I got that shit from eating a sandwich that had been sitting at the top of a cooler that had the sun beating down on it.

It didn't paralyze me, but it may as well have... being that I didn't walk further than 10 feet away from a toilet for five days straight.

Yeah... enjoy your freedom to contaminate yourself with that horror, ya stupid hippies.
How the fuck did you isolate the specific bacteria that gave you food poisoning? Or is that just your best guess because of how the sandwich was stored?
 

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How the fuck did you isolate the specific bacteria that gave you food poisoning? Or is that just your best guess because of how the sandwich was stored?
My wife sent a stool sample to the lab... which I had absolutely no trouble producing... I coulda filled spackle buckets. Two days later the New York State Department of Health called me at home. Campylobacter is THAT nasty. Every case gets reported, and is investigated.

The globalist shit Nazis are conducting surveillance on our bowels, maaaaaaan!
 
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Haha, that's awesome. I forgot your wife was a Dr for a minute. There's some pretty cool fringe benefits that come with that.
 
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The reason it is illegal to sell raw milk is because the fucking bleeding heart liberal politicians that THOSE SAME FILTHY HIPPIES ELECTED TO OFFICE believe that it is their sworn duty to "protect the people from themselves".
Wrong again, if that were true aspartame, GMO, and a bunch of other stuff wouldn't be legal. Its all about who has the fattest wallet.

I know you hate when I give pop couture references but did you ever watch The Shield? Vic Mackey had deals with drug dealers and the dealer would give Mackey a piece of the action and the dealer would rat on other drug dealers. Mackey would bust the other drug others, it would make Mackey look good, and get rid of competition for the dealer that was paying off Mackey. It was win win except for the guy that didn't have the fat pockets and couldn't pay people off.

Same thing is going on here. Obama appoints a Monsanto lobbyists to head the FDA and now Monsanto runs the FDA and goes after their competition. When they put a label on milk that says its from cows that weren't treated with hormones they also have to put a disclaimer that says hormone milk is just as healthy as hormone free milk.
 
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Who cares? The idiots that pay 8 bucks for a gallon of this filthy swill know it's not safe. Enough with the nanny state shit. Arguing over the swat team thing is missing the entire point.
Exactly, people should be able to drink raw milk if they want, I wouldn't but I also wouldn't drink diet soda and I believe that should be legal but Monsanto should have to tell the truth about the health risks.

This is another downside of collectivism. When you eat something unhealthy it effects everyone so the government comes in and says you can't do it because you are hurting others financially. But they don't ban GMO or aspartame or other chemicals in the food they go after salt and red meat, stuff that humans have been eating for thousands and millions of years.