wyoming department of agriculture http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en New Food Safety Rules Could Crack Down On Raw Milk Cow Shares http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-food-safety-rules-could-crack-down-raw-milk-cow-shares <p>The Wyoming Department of Agriculture recently proposed new food safety rules. One of the most contentious adjustments has to do with raw milk &ndash; that&rsquo;s milk that is not pasteurized. It&rsquo;s already illegal to sell raw milk in the state, but if passed, the new rules would make it illegal to obtain it unless you own your own dairy cow. This has some milk drinkers very upset. Wyoming Public Radio&rsquo;s Irina Zhorov reports.</p><p>Irina Zhorov: Frank Wallis hosts a herd of twelve milk cows on his ranch in Recluse, Wyoming.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:37:11 +0000 Irina Zhorov 27618 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Food Safety Rules Could Crack Down On Raw Milk Cow Shares New Food Safety Rules continue to be debated http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-food-safety-rules-continue-be-debated <p>The Wyoming Department of Agriculture&rsquo;s Consumer Health Services Section is proposing new amendments to the Wyoming Food Safety Rule.</p><p>The changes outline rules for egg producers wanting to sell their eggs to restaurants, make more stringent the rules for processed cut leafy greens such as packaged salads, and limit consumption of raw milk to <em>sole</em> owners of the producing cows, their families, and unpaying guests.</p><p>Dean Finkenbinder is the manager of Consumer Health Services and he says the goal is get Wyoming in line with federal food safety guidelines.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:11:57 +0000 Irina Zhorov 26779 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Food Safety Rules continue to be debated Department says new Ag rules are about safety http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/department-says-new-ag-rules-are-about-safety <p>The Wyoming Department of Agriculture is proposing new rules for certain produce, eggs and milk.</p><p>Linda Stratton of &nbsp;consumer health services in the department says the biggest change involves leafy greens.</p><p>&ldquo;In an establishment where they are cutting and chopping leafy cut greens, they will have to keep those under refrigeration. They can&rsquo;t sit out for more than four hours and that type of thing.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 23:29:03 +0000 Willow Belden 24576 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Department says new Ag rules are about safety