Minnesota officials want dairy producer Michael Hartmann fined on contempt of court charges, Minnesota Public Radio reported today.
A state inspector visited the Hartmann farm January 3rd to destroy embargoed dairy products. But all he found when he arrived for two half-gallons of milk. This was despite the fact hundreds of gallons had been embargoed. There was also no embargoed butter, ice cream or meat on the farm.
Hartmann has been under investigation for illegally selling raw milk and dairy products. Minnesota health officials allege that eight people were sickened with e. coli after eating those products.