FSA prosecutes Selfridges over raw milk case

The Food Standards Agency is prosecuting Selfridges Retail Limited and the farmer who supplied the retailer with raw cow milk for sale, for breaches of food hygiene regulations.

The decision follows a detailed investigation, after vending machines dispensing raw cow milk were installed at Selfridges, in 2011.

The FSA says the case is not linked to the current review of rules governing the sale of unpasteurised, or raw, drinking milk and cream in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The sale of raw drinking milk and cream is not permitted in Scotland.