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£18,537raised of £50,000 target by 401 supporters

Weʼre raising £50,000 to Save The Errington Cheeses and defend artisan cheesemakers

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The authorities have closed down Errington Cheese in Lanarkshire, the small, highly respected family-run company that pioneered raw milk cheesemaking in Scotland. It makes Lanark & Dunsyre Blue, Corra Linn, and other cheeses
Food Standards Scotland alleged that some batches of Errington cheese were implicated in food poisoning outbreaks yet it has not produced any evidence to support this charge.
The agency also continues to reiterate its belief that raw (unpasteurised) milk cheese is more dangerous than pasteurised although the most recent robust scientific study clearly shows that this is not the case.
The Errington family is fighting this injustice in court. Legal costs are high and presently being borne by them. But since they have been stopped from selling their cheese, their resources to fight this crucial test case are limited.
Can you make a donation towards the Erringtons' legal costs and help us ensure a future for all our raw cheesemakers?

http://www.erringtoncheese.co.uk
http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/e-coli-crackdown-threatens-future-of-artisan-foods-1-4233215

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  • Joanna Blythman

    Joanna Blythman

    4 days ago

    Joanna Blythman

    1.12.16 A legal battle continues behind the scenes to get the Errington cheeses back on sale. Selina and Humphrey Errington are currently heads down preparing a dossier of robust expert evidence, which will demonstrate that their family's carefully made artisan products are extremely wholesome and safe to eat. These documents will support the next stage in the family's ongoing legal action. We'll keep you posted with more detail as the story unfolds.

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  • Joanna Blythman

    Joanna Blythman

    17 days ago

    Joanna Blythman

    The legal battle to get Errington cheeses back on the market continues. Please see 4 updates below. Thanks to hundreds of supporters we've raised 33% of our target! Please spread the word an way you can.

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  • Joanna Blythman

    Joanna Blythman

    17 days ago

    Joanna Blythman

    18.11.16 News 4: Achieving recognition that Food Standards Scotland had been acting illegally was only the first step in our legal action; we still have to get our cheese back on the market and resume production. For that, further legal action will be necessary 

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 4, 2016

    This is from my husband Ali and myself to support the Erringtons who have been wronged for a second time by government agencies. We have tried to contact them but no one is answering the phone!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 4, 2016

    Keep up the good work. FSA Scotland must not be allowed to get away with this bad science/vindictiveness.

  • Eric Oberlander

    Eric Oberlander

    Dec 3, 2016

    £30.00

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Joanna Blythman

Joanna Blythman

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I'm a food journalist/author who believes access to real, fresh food is every citizen's entitlement. We must defend the small, artisan producers that make them for us. The Erringtons have asked me to raise funds @JoannaBlythman http://www.joannablythmanwriting.com/index.html

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