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Thursday, September 20, 2018

NEWS DIGEST: Poultry Processing Exemption & Indiana Food Freedom Act

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NEWS DIGEST
Thursday, September 20
Hi Atlanta,

Happy Thursday! This week, we highlight the upcoming Indiana Food Freedom Act that will be introduced in the upcoming session. Please note: No matter what your state, let us know if you learn of any bill that if passed would either increase or decrease access to foods like cottage foods, raw milk, and fresh eggs, or make it easier or harder for farmers/producers to provide these foods, so that we can alert our readers.

This week, we also hear an FTCLDF member question posed to Dr. Fisher, a retired Food Safety and Inspection Services veterinarian, about the 20,000-bird exemption concerning poultry processing.

Thank you for reading, and have a great week!

- FTCLDF Team
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Indiana Food Freedom

Indiana Senator Greg Walker announced that he will propose The Indiana Freedom in Homemade Food Contracting Act, also known as The Indiana Food Freedom Act, in the upcoming session of the Indiana State Legislature. The Indiana Food Freedom Act seeks to allow small-scale producers to sell foods made in their home (or farm) kitchens, creating greater access for consumers to healthy, local, foods. Additionally, advocates of the bill anticipate it will offer a boost to the agricultural economy and encourage sales for ranchers, farmers, and home-based producers.

Learn more about The Indiana Food Freedom Act
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The Devil is Always in the Details

Understanding FSIS compliance is a challenging component of farming, and oftentimes can be confusing. Recently, a FTCLDF member had a question regarding the 20,000 exemption for poultry processing in Mississippi for our guest contributor, Dr. Michael Fisher. Dr. Fisher provided a thoughtful, thorough response, and we thought it would be helpful to share with our readers.
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