An Act To Allow the Sale of Unregulated Farm-produced Dairy Products at the Site of Production
Sec. 1. 7 MRSA §416 is enacted to read:
§ 416. Farm-produced dairy products
(1) Purchases or consumes the farm-produced dairy product;
(2) Does not resell the farm-produced dairy product or process and sell food prepared with the farm-produced dairy product; and
(3) Has been informed that the farm-produced dairy product was not produced in a food establishment licensed under Title 22, chapter 551 and that the farm-produced dairy product has not been inspected.
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §2176 is enacted to read:
§ 2176. Application
This subchapter does not apply to the sale of farm-produced dairy products to informed end consumers pursuant to Title 7, section 416.
This bill facilitates direct sales of dairy products sold on the same farm on which the product is produced by exempting those sales from state licensing and inspection requirements if certain conditions are met.