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From: John Karn
To: 'James McLaren'
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 3:06 PM
Subject: RE: Raw milk request

Dear Mr. McLaren,

The Board considered your correspondence at their meeting on October 29 and 30, 2007 and simply wishes to respond by stating that it supports the current position of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) on pasteurization / raw milk, which is as follows, "With the exception of certain raw milk cheeses, DFC supports the legislation in place in all provinces and at the federal level that requires the pasteurization of raw milk".

Thank-you for corresponding with the Board.

John Karn

John W. Karn
Secretary to the Board
Dairy Farmers of Ontario
Phone 905-821-8970
FAX 905-821-3160

From: James McLaren
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 3:48 PM
To: jkarn@milk.org
Subject: Raw milk request

Thank you for our telephone conversation today and for offering to present the following to the Board.

I represent consumers interested in legalizing the sale of raw milk directly from farmers to consumers. November 26 will be the first anniversary of the raid on Michael Schmidt's farm and we are planning a number of visible activities and events including a press conference to further our goal. We are asking the Board for a letter of support for our initiative along the lines of, "Provided the government puts in place a system that effectively monitors and controls the microbial safety of raw milk for human consumption, we support the right of individual consumers to purchase raw milk directly from farmers." If you are not willing to provide this, then on November 26, raw milk advocates will be publicly adding their voices to those who want an end to the quota system, and/or to bring about a combines investigation into the pricing practices of the DFO as they did in England which resulted in wiping out quota values, and we will look for any and every opportunity to bring negative publicity to the DFO and their practices.

I look forward to your response.

James McLaren