Senate File 265 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1providing for the sale of certain mushrooms at farmers
2markets, and providing an effective date.
3BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
1   Section 1.  Section 137F.2, Code 2019, is amended to read as
2follows:
   3137F.2  Adoption by rule.
   41.  The department shall, in accordance with chapter 17A,
5adopt rules setting minimum standards for entities covered
6under this chapter to protect consumers from foodborne
7illness. In so doing, the department may adopt by reference,
8with or without amendment, the United States food and drug
9administration food code, which shall be specified by title
10and edition, date of publication, or similar information. The
11rules and standards shall be formulated in consultation with
12municipal corporations under agreement with the department,
13affected state agencies, and industry, professional, and
14consumer groups.
   152.  In establishing minimum standards as described in
16subsection 1, the department shall adopt rules for the sale at
17a farmers market of culinary mushrooms.
18   Sec. 2.  EFFECTIVE DATE.  This Act, being deemed of immediate
19importance, takes effect upon enactment.
20EXPLANATION
21The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
22the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   23This bill provides for the sale of mushrooms at farmers
24markets according to rules adopted by the department of
25inspections and appeals. The department has adopted the United
26States food and drug administration food code subject to
27certain exceptions (e.g., morel mushrooms). See 481 IAC 31.1.
   28The bill takes effect upon enactment.
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