[Market-farming] Ohio market farmer cited for washing raw produce

mark rousseau 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
> http://fmmn.org/2009/07/29/food-safety-at-ohio-farmers-markets/
> 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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