Dan Nienaber
May 18, 2012

Southern Minnesota dairy farmers who faced civil sanctions for repeatedly ignoring court orders to stop selling unpasteurized milk products are now facing misdemeanor charges in criminal court.

A gross misdemeanor charge of selling improperly labeled dairy products and several misdemeanor charges have been filed against the owners of Hartmann Dairy Farm in Gibbon.

The eight misdemeanor charges include the illegal sale of unpasturized dairy products, including milk and cheese; illegal sale of adulterated or improperly labeled food; selling food without a license; and operating a dairy plant without a permit.

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