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Maine Town Resists State Law on Sales of Local Foods

Date: 03/12/13 | Source: Specialty Food News
Categories: Industry Operations; Suppliers; Retailers | Tags: Maine; Legislative and Regulatory
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Brooksville, ME, became the ninth town in the state to pass a local food sovereignty ordinance that allows for direct-to-consumer sales of prepared foods and farm products despite state and federal regulations. In a referendum election on March 4, residents voted to approve the “Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance,” which states that producers or processors of local foods are “exempt from licensure and inspection,” so long as the food is sold directly by the producer to a consumer, reports Bangor Daily News. Full Story

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