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SOUTH HAMS IN SPOTLIGHT OVER GOAT FARMER

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Environmental health officers at South Hams DC are defending their decision to tell a goat farmer to get rid of the...
Environmental health officers at South Hams DC are defending their decision to tell a goat farmer to get rid of the wooden milking stand she has used for 14 years.

The Times (p7) reports that the Conservative MP, Anthony Steen, accused the council of being 'overzealous' and called for a new code of practice after Judy Henderson was told she could not continue milking her goats in the same building in which she cools and stores the 120 pints they produce each week.

Peter Wearden, senior environmental health officer at the authority, said: 'We have to be careful about the hygiene of raw products, given the concern avout E coli, but we are anxious to be fair to small producers like Mrs Henderson. We are trying to find a way round her problem.'
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