[Market-farming] The Health Department at the Market

Agraria Farm agrariafarm at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 09:38:32 EDT 2011


I'm not certain what it is in MA - but do you keep a reliable thermometer and check the temps regularly. Can't imagine that won't satisfy them. And frankly if you lose power or a charge - then you're in trouble with the appliances...

Barbara Marsilius Link
Agraria Farm

On Apr 5, 2011, at 10:43 PM, Allan Balliett <allan.balliett at gmail.com> wrote:

> My apologies if this has been discussed recently and I missed it in the archives.
> 
> It's that time of year.
> 
> Market started this past Sunday and inspectors from the health department came to the market. 
> 
> They have taken issue with;
> 
> packaged goat cheese on ice instead of powered fridge
> 
> eggs in cooler with ice instead of powered fridge
> 
> USDA inspected cyrovacced frozen meat in cooler instead of powered freezer
> 
> Our state health laws state that eggs must be stored so that they are not above 42 degrees. I know most markets allow coolers and I assume most health departments expect the 43 degree temp. Our health department says that only a powered fridge will 'assure' that temperature.
> 
> I know some of you have even more repressive health departments.
> 
> I'm just checking reality and seeing how other states (counties, really!) handle cheese, frozen meats, and eggs. 
> 
> Thanks 
> 
> -Allan in WV
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