REGULATORY-NEWS

Follow-up To NY State Listeria Outbreak

Below are links to additional documents that follow-up on the Listeria outbreak traced to raw milk cheese at Vulto Creamery in Walton, NY. The first is an ACS statement after their Executive Director spoke to the FDA about the resources available on this topic to ACS members. The other is from Janet Fletcher’s excellent cheese blog, Planet Cheese. Janet has some great quotes from leaders in the artisan cheese industry about this issue.

MCG Cheese Festival Vendor Applications

The MCG’s annual Maine Cheese Festival is scheduled for Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 11AM – 5PM, rain or shine at Savage Oakes Winery in Union, Maine.

It is our goal to feature cheeses from as many licensed Maine cheesemakers as possible. We are currently accepting applications for Licensed Maine Cheesemakers and a limited number of allied Maine Non-Cheese Food Producers. We have a limited number of juried spaces available for Maine made or Maine grown products that compliment cheese.

Application Deadline is May 1, 2016

• Licensed Maine Cheesemaker ApplicationGoogle Doc or PDF

• Non-cheese Maine Food Poducer ApplicationGoogel Doc or  PDF

Event

2017 Cheese, Brews & Bread

Wesserunsett Arts Council announces this year’s Cheese, Bread & Beer festival.
When: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Where: Bigelow Brewing Co., Skowhegan, ME
Time: 12p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more info on this event, visit  www.wesarts.org festival page. To learn about becoming a vendor, see this page.

“The Wesserunsett Arts Council (WAC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit representing a good scope of Somerset County arts and cultural leaders. As we develop our cultural plan, we will add more cultural leaders from other towns within Somerset County. “