In the 10 years that he worked for the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, Jeff Havens was recognized for his food safety expertise and was elected president of the Montana Environmental Health Association.Continue Reading Veteran food safety official sues State of Montana for political discrimination
Baking Bad survey of state laws charts homemade food options in 50 states
Most state legislatures are in session, but it’s too early to know if it’s going to be a good year for food safety. The Institute for Justice, a non-profit law firm for protecting constitutional rights…Continue Reading Baking Bad survey of state laws charts homemade food options in 50 states
2021’s enacted state legislation regarding food and food safety
With permission, we repost Doug Farquhar’s most recent summary of food and food safety legislative actions by states.
By Doug Farquhar, JD
State legislatures introduced several hundred bills related to food during their 2021…
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Montana Legislature sends ‘Local Food Choice Act’ to governor; no license needed
Tne Montana Local Food Choice Act is on the governor’s desk. It passed on the third and final readings in the House, 70-20, and the Senate, 32 to 18. Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte will likely …
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Survey explores trend of buying food from online, home sellers
More than a third of people in the United Kingdom were unaware that takeaways and food businesses were required by law to undergo safety and hygiene checks, according to a survey.
People in the UK…
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FSIC warns of risks because of rise in food sold on social media
Australians have been warned about the potential risks of buying and selling food on social media websites.
The Food Safety Information Council (FSIC) said food is being prepared in unregulated home kitchens and offered on…
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Health council wants law on ‘cottage’ foods clarified to protect the public
North Dakota health officials want state legislators to clarify rules about so-called cottage foods because of concerns about botulism poisoning.
The State Health Council, which includes two state senators, approved the proposed changes during a…
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North Dakota OK’s ‘Food Freedom’ bill — without raw milk
Two bills, one to enact a “Food Freedom” statute and the other to continue only pasteurized milk sales, followed a similar course during the recently completed session of the North Dakota Legislature in Bismarck. Both…
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Illinois new raw milk rules get first legislative tests
Three bills introduced into the Illinois General Assembly loosen up cottage food sales and promote farmers markets, but apparently are not intended to alter the state’s new raw milk law.
Illinois in 2016 aligned itself…
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Raw milk bill part of package to boost farm and ranch income
The bill to make the direct sale of raw milk legal in Montana is part of a package to boost farm and ranch incomes in the Big Sky State.
The package includes cottage food legislation…
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