|Posted by morninglanddairy on September 7, 2010 at 11:04 AM|
Dear Morningland Customers, Friends, et al,
We have received our lab results on the 14 private samples we sent in, showing "99% weakly positive" for Listeria monocytogenes on 5 of the samples, and 1 sample that tested "weakly positive" and "positive". We have since realized that when we took the samples we may have cross contaminated. No official tests have been taken to date. No matter what clean results we get back at this time, all the cheese is still considered suspect, since, according to one state official, "These pathogens are always present, just not always detectable." This has been the apparent route taken by officials since Friday, Aug. 27th, 2010.
We recently discovered the following in the California Food and Agriculture Code (# 32732), which reads in part: No prosecution which is based upon a sample of milk, cream, a product of milk or cream, or a product resembling milk products shall be had unless a duplicate of the smple is left with the accused.
We continue to solicit your prayers and support, and we thank all of you sincerely,
Joseph, Denise, Jedadiah, and the Morningland Dairy employees and families