Southern Minnesota dairy farmer Michael Hartmann faces three more criminal charges in connection with selling unpasteurized milk and other food products.
In 2010 state health officials linked more than a dozen illnesses, including E. coli infections, to Hartmann raw milk products, and he eventually pled guilty to charges stemming from that outbreak.
The three new charges stem from a January search of the Hartmann farm near Gibbon. State investigators found 300 gallons of bottled, unpasteurized milk on the farm. Hartmann is charged with selling raw milk, mislabeling food products, and selling food without a license.
Prosecutors also say Hartmann has violated his plea agreement by failing to bring his dairy farm into compliance with state regulations. In January Hartmann was charged with illegally delivering unpasteurized milk to customers in the Twin Cities. State law bans such deliveries.