Wyoming legislature poised to ban funeral food

Both Maine and Wyoming legislatures have been trying to craft law that would skirt the grossly unpopular 2010 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. Two versions of the Wyoming Food Freedom Act didn't make it out of committee. The Casper Trib tells us:

Under the bill, homemade foods served at weddings, potluck dinners and charitable events would not be subject to state food safety regulations. The Senate, however, inserted language into the legislation that would allow cities to adopt their own licensing and inspection rules.
It is already within the purview of most county health departments (the goddess affirms that as Jeffco Health Officer she has the authority) to walk through and inspect any place where food is sold or distributed, but that the resources are blissfully unavailable to police every funeral. Permits for large events are issued through the County Sanitarian.

Gardeners, home producers, and permaculture types resist compliance under the law on grounds that the potential absolute liability for giving somebody a carrot or some salsa made right out of the garden threatens the very core of community. ip, too, confesses discomfort about the insidious tendency of this law to creep into the courts and ultimately coerce individuals into purchasing personal liability insurance. Existing Montana law posits that food being sold under compliance is safe.

Sounds like another lawyers wet dream, innit?


freegan said...

I believe it is my right to buy what ever "HOMEMADE" food I wish to nourish my body with be it fresh "raw" milk or a pig raised and butchered on the same land. Can you tell me how factory farms raise there animals or what they put in their systems? They get regular inspections but I'd rather not consume that poison. I'm tired of the gov't trying to protect me as if I wouldn't or couldn't possibly make the right choice! Legalize freedom!

freegan said...

I see a hopeful pattern of states taking their citizen's rights back. The future will be grand.

larry kurtz said...

Have no fear, ole buddy; we'll have our very own lawyer in two years. Right, girlie?