Oregon law prohibits raw milk to be sold to the public, but allows it to be sold as a pet food product. The Oregon Department of Agriculture is, however, has decided that raw milk is even dangerous for pets, and has passed a decision banning the sale of it in that form, according to Jim Redden of the Portland Tribune.
Organic Pastures Dairy, which distributes the unpasteurized milk for pets through stores such as Whole Foods Markets, has been told that his product can no longer be sold in the state of Oregon in any form, pet or otherwise.
The ban comes shortly after the E.coli outbreak in Washington, where raw milk tainted with E.coli sickened nearly 25 people.
Mark McAfee, who runs Organic Pastures Dairy, has requested a hearing on the new interpretation of the law, but it has been denied.