Portage Prairie Pastured Poultry

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Portage Prairie Pastured Poultry

The FDA sent Portage Prairie Pastured Poultry a warning letter on February 23, 2007. The letter read, in part:[1]

"A joint investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Michigan Department ,of Agriculture, on October 26, 2006, has documented violations of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) and a Federal regulation promulgated under the PHS Act.
"Our investigation determined that your firm transports and further distributes unpasteurized raw milk and cream in interstate commerce, in finished form for human consumption. Such distribution is a violation of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. § 271(a), and the regulations codified,in Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), section 1240.61(a). The regulation prohibits the delivery into interstate commerce of milk and milk products in final package form for direct human consumption unless they have been pasteurized. The unpasteurized milk and cream you pick up in [redacted] and transport to your farm in Michigan for distribution to your Co-op members, are in final package form for direct human consumption. For your information, we have enclosed a copy of the regulation as it was published in the Federal Register, 52 FR 29,509. (Aug 10, 1987)."

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  1. FDA Warning Letter to Portage Prairie Pastured Poultry, February 23, 2007, Accessed July 13, 2011.

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