Judge hears case on raw milk sales
A dispute over consumption of unpasteurized milk reached a courtroom in Frederick yesterday.
A Frederick County Circuit Court judge said she will rule at a later date on whether state public-health regulators can prohibit cow-sharing agreements aimed at skirting a state ban on retail sales of raw milk.
An attorney for Buckeystown farmer Kevin Oyarzo argued that agreements enabling people to own part of Mr. Oyarzo”s herd and receive raw milk in return do not violate the sales ban.
But the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said the agreement is a “sham” designed to get around the ban.
Proponents say pasteurization kills healthful components in raw milk along with the pathogens that prompted the sales ban.
City to consider vicious-dog laws
The City Council plans to talk tonight night about regulating vicious dogs.
Public Safety Commissioner John Ralston suggested an ordinance after a 62-year-old man was attacked by a pit bull last month while walking his dog on the Frostburg State University campus.
The city already prohibits dogs running loose.
Public comments will be taken the meeting and the council”s August meeting, with an eye toward preparing an ordinance for consideration in September.
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