Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Implementation of federal food safety regulations. Amends the definition of "federal act" in the title governing health to recognize the amendments to the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. Adds a definition of "produce farm" in the title governing health. Allows the state health commissioner or the commissioner's authorized representative to enter and inspect produce farms. Requires a produce farm to register with the state department of health (department), have at least one supervisor or responsible party who has completed a good agricultural practices course that has been approved by the department, and Implementation of federal food safety regulations. Amends the definition of "federal act" in the title governing health to recognize the amendments to the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. Adds a definition of "produce farm" in the title governing health. Allows the state health commissioner or the commissioner's authorized representative to enter and inspect produce farms. Requires a produce farm to register with the state department of health (department), have at least one supervisor or responsible party who has completed a good agricultural practices course that has been approved by the department, and comply with federal requirements under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. Provides that the department may suspend the requirement to comply with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act if the federal government does not provide sufficient funds for the department to administer and enforce the federal requirements. Provides that the department shall suspend the requirement to comply with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act if the federal government does not provide any funds for the department to administer and enforce the federal requirements. ... View more