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Just an FYI Cottage Law in Wyoming Update

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Just an FYI Cottage Law in Wyoming Update

CHEYENNE, WYOMING - The House Agriculture Committee has approved a bill to allow fewer restrictions on farmers who sell raw milk or homemade food products directly to consumers.


The committee passed House Bill 54 on a 6-3 vote Thursday and it now advances to debate on the House floor. The bill would exempt producers from licenses, inspections and certifications when selling directly to consumers.


Advances to the floor for debate, I will update as soon as I learn more.

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PeteInAz

Just farmers?

What about home bakers?

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cookingwithdenay

Here is the actual link:


http://www.kulr8.com/news/wyoming/84750362.html



CHEYENNE, WYOMING - The House Agriculture Committee has approved a bill to allow fewer restrictions on farmers who sell raw milk or homemade food products directly to consumers. (This is directed to home-based bakers and those who can jams, jellies). I am working on getting a copy of the legislation and when I have it I will definitely post it here and on my website.


The committee passed House Bill 54 on a 6-3 vote Thursday and it now advances to debate on the House floor. The bill would exempt producers from licenses, inspections and certifications when selling directly to consumers.


The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that supporters of the bill say food-safety regulations create burdensome costs that squeeze small farms and ranches.


Opponents of the bill say the measure is too broad and could create public health risks. They argue that most people want food-safety regulations.