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Safe Food Sampling 


Safe Food Sampling at MN Farmers' Markets

The University of Minnesota Extension can offer a workshop in your area to train you on the specifics of this 2014 law, including examples of the approved handwashing station and worksheets to help you plan your food sampling and / or food demos at your farmers' markets.   

Safe Food Sampling Law

MFMA's Safe Food Sampling bill was signed into law (Minnesota Statute 28A.151) by Governor Dayton on April 10, 2014!

This law allows for safe food sampling at farmers' markets for all vendors, and food demonstrations -- without any added licenses or fees, year-round.

The MFMA worked with
many partners, including the MN Dept. of Ag and the MN Dept. of Health to accomplish this. We are very appreciative for their advice and support.

MFMA provides services, programs, and leadership that support and promote farmers' markets across Minnesota.

Communications Director: Sina Pleggenkuhle /// /// (612) 695-6587 

Local Foodshed Database Manager: Maeve Mallozzi-Kelly /// /// (574) 310-5553

Executive Director: Kathy Zeman /// /// (507) 664-9446 

Minnesota Farmers' Market Association /// 9800 155th Street East, Nerstrand MN 55053 /// 


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