Organic Raw Milk – Beechenhill Farm

Organic Raw Milk – Beechenhill Farm

We’re excited to announce that we are now providing a Collection service for Raw Milk direct from Beechenhill Organic Farm.  Our contacts at The Wayfarer Institute pick up the milk on your behalf and bring it back to Birmingham ready for collection on specific Pick Up Days. Beechenhill Farm have a producer retailer license1 that allows them to sell their milk from the farm.  Because of this the milk goes through extra tests and has certain control requirements set by the Foods Standards Agency. Food Standards Agency, Current controls: England and Wales 2 “1. The current controls on the sale of raw cows’ drinking milk in hygiene and food labelling regulations are: a) the milk may only be sold direct to consumers by registered milk production holdings (at the farm gate or in a farmhouse catering operation) or through milk roundsmen. Sales through other outlets have been banned since 1985 (although sales by the farmer at farmers markets are allowed); b) the supplying animals must be from a herd that is officially tuberculosis free, and either brucellosis free or officially brucellosis free; c) the production holding, milking premises and dairy, must comply with hygiene rules; d) the milk must bear the appropriate health warning; e) compliance with a) to d) above is monitored by inspections twice a year; and f) the milk is sampled and tested quarterly under the control of the Agency to monitor compliance with standards for total bacterial count and coliforms. 2. The sale of raw drinking milk from sheep, goats or buffaloes: a) is not subject to the restriction at 1a) above; b) raw drinking milk from buffaloes has...