A bill in a 2019 state legislative session involved clarifying the definitions and intentions of the law. But he failed in the final days of the session because householders were involved with canned foods of low acid, such as green beans. “Food freedom food” and state health officials have different canned articles on low-acid as they are allowed to sell.
The proposed rules set out a bevy of definitions and food items that are not permitted to be sold, including canned foods of low acid, and require frozen transport and labeling for refrigerated foods. The 2019 bill originally sought those regulations.
On review, the State Health Council will decide to follow or amend the rules, according to Pamela Thompson, executive assistant to the state Department of Health.
Following the Council's OK, the proposed rules would later become a public hearing process. There will be no public opinion at a meeting on Wednesday.
"The thing they are looking for is that they will look through the rules to make sure they believe they look good to go," Thompson said.
Some of the people who put food in a cottage have expressed a wish to oppose or participate in the public hearing process. LeAnn Harner, who led opposition to the 2019 bill, makes a dispute about the legal right of state health officers to advertise rules.
"I think we're pretty good," Harner said. "We thought the legislation passed two years ago was quite clear."
Julie Wagendorf, director of the Department of Food and Lodgement, said health officials would consider "dialogue" from the legislative process of the 2019 bill in the new rules.
The State Health Council meets 9 o'clock in Wednesday 212 in the Conference Room of the State Capitol at Bismarck.