Saturday 23 September 2017

US Kerrygold lovers are suing the state over banned Irish butter

One disgruntled customer said she is now travelling to Nebraska to buy Kerrygold butter and haul it home in cooler bags. Stock Image
One disgruntled customer said she is now travelling to Nebraska to buy Kerrygold butter and haul it home in cooler bags. Stock Image
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

US Kerrygold lovers are suing the state of Wisconsin over a law that bans the Irish butter.

According to TMZ, The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty is suing the state's Department of Agriculture over the Butter Law of 1954, which means all butter is to be graded by Wisconsin inspectors.

As Kerrygold is made in Ireland it is not subjected to the same regulatory controls and Wisconsin is laying down the law.

Violating the butter law can result in fines upward of $1,000 (€950), or jail terms of six months.

Kerrygold is the number one imported butter and the number three overall butter brand in the US.

The butter lovers who are suing the state are seeking to overturn the law.

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