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

BillOhio billohio at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 15:13:56 EDT 2009


Hi Courtney,

I'm thinking that being allowed to irrigate with the (untested, therefore
not "proven" safe) water, will be coming under fire in the very near future,
as well.

Bill Huhman
central Ohio

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 1:55 PM, courtney mcleod <
sunmoonriver at windstream.net> wrote:

>  *I know this vendor in the article….get this crap…ODA says the reason for
> this is because the water could be contaminated!!!!!!!!!!!!  So….we are
> aloud to irrigate with the same water, drink the same water but not wash our
> produce with the same water!!!!!!!!!!!  Jackass’!*
>
> * *
>
> *Courtney*
>
> *Herb Thyme*
>
> *Middlefield, Oh*
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> *From:* market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:
> market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] *On Behalf Of *BillOhio
> *Sent:* Thursday, October 29, 2009 9:24 AM
> *To:* Market Farming
> *Subject:* [Market-farming] Ohio market farmer cited for washing raw
> produce
>
>
>
> Regards to the list,
>
>
>
> This is posted on the Farmers Market Management Network, Inc. website
>
>
>
> 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/
> *<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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