Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. Makes changes to provisions concerning farmers' markets. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall work with the Farmers' Market Task Force to address farmers' market vendor complaints regarding the reasonableness of local health departments' fees and sanitation provisions. Provides that farmers' market vendors shall provide effective means to maintain potentially hazardous food at a specified temperature. Provides that handwashing stations may be shared by farmers' market vendors. Makes changes to provisions concerning cottage food operations. Changes references from "cottage food operation" to "producer". Makes changes to provisions concerning the regulation of producers. Add provisions concerning the kinds of transactions exempt from specified regulation. Removes provisions concerning potentially hazardous foods. Removes an exemption from provisions concerning the regulation of producers that applies when the gross receipts from the sale of food do not exceed $36,000 in a calendar year. Provides that no later than December 31, 2017, the Department shall include in the Department's cottage food operation application form a statement containing specified content. Makes changes to definitions. Makes other changes.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. Provides that "cottage food operation" means an operation conducted by a person who produces or packages (rather than packages non-potentially hazardous) food or drink, other than foods and drinks (rather than food) listed as prohibited in a specified provision of the Act. Provides that a cottage food operation may produce homemade food and drink, provided that a cottage food operation, unless properly licensed, certified, and compliant with all requirements to sell a listed food item under the laws and regulations pertinent to that food item, shall not sell or offer to sell specified food items or processed foods containing specified food items, with certain exceptions. Removes provisions concerning certain non-potentially hazardous foods. Removes an exemption from provisions concerning the regulation of cottage food operations that applies when the gross receipts from the sale of food do not exceed $36,000 in a calendar year. Makes changes in a provision concerning home kitchens to address changes made by the amendment. Makes other changes.