Under the new ordinance, producers and processors are protected from licensure or inspection in sales that are sold for home consumption between them and a patron, at farmer’s market, or at a roadside stand.
"Under the new ordinance, producers and processors"
But a processor? WTF? Cui bono, baby"
The amendment exempts farmers who sell more than half of their product to consumers at the farm, a farm stand or farmers markets. Those farmers don't have to register with FDA. The law provides a less costly safety control alternative for farmers who sell more than half their products directly to consumers, stores or restaurants, and have under $500,000 in gross sales, and sell to consumers, stores, or restaurants within 275 miles.
The legislation lays out specific standards for the raw milk producers to follow and mandates testing every other month by a state-approved independent lab. State officials would also have to conduct health tests on the cows used to produce raw milk.
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