For Immediate Release
February 5, 2016
House Majority Communications Coordinator
Utah House of Representatives
Ms. America Joins Rep. Marc Roberts To Promote Local, Healthy, Sustainable Food
SALT LAKE CITY – Rep. Roberts is proposing H.B. 144, which removes state oversight for direct producer to end consumer food sales for all home based and farm produced food. Producers must still inform the consumer that the products sold under the Utah Food Freedom Act are not licensed, inspected or certified. Milk products including raw milk and poultry are allowed. Meats must follow existing laws and regulations.
“The fewer steps between your food’s source and your table the less chance of contamination. You know more about the food you consume when you know where it comes from and who grows it,’ said Rep. Roberts.
“Local food consumers want more access to locally produced foods. Small scale local entrepreneurial businesses can empower individuals and local communities. Additionally, local farmers/producers tend to be better stewards of the land than industrial agriculture counterparts.
“Local food production and consumption go hand in hand in creating vibrant, connected and diverse communities. You know your dentist, you know your doctor, you should know your farmer/producer” said Rep. Roberts.
Who: Representative Marc Roberts
Julie Harman, Ms. America 2016
What: Food Freedom Act H.B. 144
Where: Presentation Room, Visitors Center, 1st floor, East side of the Capitol Building
When: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.