Make Our Food Safe

"New state law aims to ensure safety at farmers markets"

Rapid City Journal | Tyler Jerke

"A new state law now has state regulators adding new requirements to help ensure safety at local farmers markets.

After taking effect July 1, local food vendors that work out of their home kitchens and not commercial kitchens will now have to label their products with ingredients, contact information and submit their recipes for testing to help ensure better safety.

"In this day in age with looking at food safety and allergies, we want to protect producers and consumers," said State Representative Jacqueline Sly, R-Rapid City, the prime sponsor of the bill that became law. "I know it's a little more work, but in the long run it would be worth it if there were people who got sick..."

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