Aussies Fight for Raw Rights

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KALAMUNDA, Australia – Foodies in the land down under are rallying around a new petition aimed at loosening existing regulations on raw-milk cheese production across the country. An article on Australia’s Hospitality website reveals the campaign is being led by Slow Food Australia.

“To this end we will be campaigning for the opening of regulations to allow for the production of raw-milk cheese and associated products in Australia, the right of consumers to eat Australian-produced raw-milk cheese and associated products, labelling laws that clearly identify products containing raw milk and testing procedures to ensure product safety that is affordable to small producers,” reads a Slow Food group statement.

The petition comes a month in advance of the expected release of Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s second assessment report on the issue.