Senator takes a stance in pie fight
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#1 Apr 19, 2009
To be brief, food-borne illness is a serious issue and the 'church ladies' should welcome any guidance they get in the handling of food being sold to the public. Has the liablility been determined if multiple persons were to become ill or even expire as a result of comsumption of food of this origin? Does the state of Pennsylvania have the resources to investigate a resulting outbreak? Are the goods identified as to containing nuts, eggs, dairy, etc.... as improper labeling could result in death from an allergy.
In MN, the issue is addressed as follows:
7. Community event or farmer’s market. An individual who prepares and sells food that is not potentially hazardous
food, as defi ned in rules adopted under section 31.11, at a community event or farmers’ market with gross receipts
of $5,000 or less in a calendar year from prepared food items. If the food is not prepared in a kitchen that is
licensed or inspected, the seller must post a visible sign or placard stating that:“Th ese products are homemade and
not subject to state inspection.” Prepared foods sold under this subdivision must be labeled to accurately refl ect
the name and address of the person preparing and selling the foods. Certain home-processed and home-canned
foods.(a) A person who receives less that $5,000 in gross receipts in a calendar year from the sale of home23.
processed and home-canned food products and meets the requirements in clauses (1) to (5):
(1) the products are pickles, vegetables, or fruits having an equilibrium pH value of 4.6 or lower;
(2) the products are home-processed and home-canned in Minnesota;
(3) the products are sold or off ered for sale at a community or social event or farmers’ market in Minnesota;
(4) the seller displays at the point of sale a clearly legible sign or placard stating:“Th ese canned goods are
homemade and not subject to state inspection” unless the products were processed and canned in a kitchen that is
licensed or inspected; and
(5) each container of the product sold or off ered for sale under this exemption is accurately labeled to provide
the name and address of the person who processed and canned the goods and the date on which the goods were
processed and canned.
(b)A person who qualifi es for an exemption under paragraph (a) is also exempt from the provisions of sections
31.31 and 31.392.
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