LD 709 (subjects: PRODUCTS , MEATS )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=709&PID=1456&snum=127
- Rep. Denise Tepler of Topsham: (D – District 54) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Heidi Brooks of Lewiston: (D – District 61) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Craig Hickman of Winthrop: (D – District 81) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Robert Saucier of Presque Isle: (D – District 147) — e-mail | Facebook
|3/5/2015||House||Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|3/10/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator Edgecomb of Aroostook, REFERRED to the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, in concurrence.|
|4/21/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act Regarding the Regulation of Rabbit Production for Local Consumption
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA 2517-E is enacted to read:
2517-E. Slaughter and inspection; producer exemptions for rabbits
(1) The name of the farm, the name of the rabbit producer and the address of the farm including the zip code;
(2) The number of the registration issued to the rabbit producer in accordance with section 2515 and the lot number for the rabbit products pursuant to paragraph E;
(3) The statement “Exempt under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 22, section 2517-E NOT INSPECTED.” The statement must be prominently displayed with such conspicuousness that it is likely to be read and understood; and
(4) Safe handling and cooking instructions as follows: “SAFE HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Keep refrigerated or frozen. Thaw in refrigerator or microwave. Keep raw rabbit meat separate from other foods. Wash working surfaces, including cutting boards, utensils and hands, after touching raw rabbit meat. Cook thoroughly to an internal temperature of at least 160 Fahrenheit maintained for at least 15 seconds. Keep hot foods hot. Refrigerate leftovers immediately or discard.”
This bill permits rabbit producers to sell rabbit products without inspection at the farm on which the rabbits were raised, at farmers’ markets, by delivery to consumers’ homes, to community supported agriculture farms with which the rabbit producer has a direct marketing relationship, to locally owned grocery stores and to locally owned restaurants.
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This information about LD 709 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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