WASHINGTON (AP) — Raw milk buyers in Washington and Maryland say they will challenge federal action against a Pennsylvania farmer.

The Justice Department announced last week that it is seeking a court order against the owner of a Kinzers, Pa., farm it says distributed unpasteurized milk across state lines for human consumption. The complaint was filed against Daniel L. Allgyer, owner of the Rainbow Acres Farm.

The federal Food and Drug Administration says raw milk can contain a wide variety of harmful bacteria.

A group of Maryland and Washington consumers named the Grassfed on the Hill Buying Club says it has more than 1,000 members and plans to fight FDA jurisdiction over what it claims is a private transaction.

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Online:

FDA raw milk risks — http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm079516.htm

Real Milk — http://westonaprice.org/ or http://realmilk.com/

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