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The Moo Man Film / Selfridges Prosecution

The Moo Man Film / Selfridges Prosecution

Friday 4th January 2013

One of Gourmet Britain's unique recommended suppliers 'Hook and Son' are the subject of a new film documentary that has been selected to be shown at Robert Redford's 'Sundance Film Festival'.

'The Moo Man' is about a Sussex dairy farmer Steve Hook – who sells raw (unpasteurised) milk from his farm & Online – and his relationship with his 55 cows; plus his battle for financial survival.

The film has been made by Trufflepig Films, and the excellent accompanying music written by Stephen Daltry.

For more info see

It shows the small-mindedness of some British civil servants, in that both Selfridges and Hook & Son were being prosecuted by the Food Standards Agency for selling this unpasteurised milk through a vending machine, as 'raw' milk is considered a danger.

This 'danger' is freely available from the farm or indeed to be ordered by anyone online! Selfridges should be commended for offering this milk, which seems to help customers who suffer from eczema, asthma and various allergies.

Sometimes the law behaves like an ass, making one lose respect for the whole system.

Charges have been dropped against Selfridges - but those against the farmer (less financially-equipped to defend himself) remain!