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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

    12 days ago

    Joanna Blythman

    The committee is holding a PUBLIC MEETING in defence of artisan food and Errington Cheese on Thursday 2nd February 2017, at 7pm, in The Sanctuary, at Augustine United Church, 41-43 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh. Speakers include: Humphrey Errington, founder of Errington Cheese,Wendy Barrie, Director Scottish Food Guide/Scottish Cheese Trail, Pamela Brunton, chef and co-owner award-winning Inver Restaurant, Joanna Blythman, food journalist and author. If you care about real food, please come along and make your voice heard!

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  • Joanna Blythman

    Joanna Blythman

    12 days ago

    Joanna Blythman

    Following widespread disquiet amongst food lovers over the treatment of the Errington Cheese Company by Food Standards Scotland, leading figures on the Scottish food scene are launching a body to highlight threats to the future of artisan food in Scotland. They have formed the Committee For the Defence of Artisan Food to “support and defend small businesses and artisans producing real, healthy, small-scale foods against any arbitrary, unreasonable, disproportionate actions by food and/or public health authorities”.

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  • Joanna Blythman

    Joanna Blythman

    a month ago

    Joanna Blythman

    Your fabulous support only boosts our determination to get Errington cheese back on sale in 2017.There will be developments early January; we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, a very happy Xmas to you and yours from me and everyone at Errington Cheese.

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  • Madeleine Parkyn

    Madeleine Parkyn

    Jan 22, 2017

    £25.00

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    Anonymous

    Jan 22, 2017

    Good luck.

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    Jan 21, 2017

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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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