[Market-farming] Ohio market farmer cited for washing raw produce
mark.rousseau at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 13:10:45 EDT 2009
So if it sprinkles the morning you pick them - is that washed?
Sorry the cynic in me is rolling his eye's at yet another ludicrous
rule and it's application.
On Oct 29, 2009, at 12:06 PM, Marie Kamphefner wrote:
> God help us all!
> Marie in Missouri
> which is "Working cooperatively to enhance Ohio farmers’ markets
> both large and small to create unity, consistency, and
> sustainability through collaboration and education."
> Earlier this week it was brought to our attention that a vendor in
> Lake County [OHIO] was cited by the local board of health for
> selling “washed” vegetables and greens. The local health department
> official was enforcing a new interpretation of food safety rules
> that assumed washing greens with water was “food processing” and a
> farmer who was not a licensed “processor” washing them was making an
> “adulterated” (unsafe) product. The following article was brought to
> our attention: http://wholefoodusa.wordpress.com/2009/07/12/alert-ohio-farm-food-and-health-alert/
> I thought this was interesting and disturbing, to say the least.
> Could this be a taste of what is coming, with all the new
> regulations in the pipeline and a zillion new bureaucrats who are
> unfamiliar with any type of farming operation? I hope not!
> Bill Huhman
> central Ohio
> Twitter: FarmerBillOhio
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