Food Policies and Politics

MendoLake Food Hub

April 13th, 2016|Food Policies and Politics, Local Food News, Local Food Resources|

by Alex Nielson, Article originally posted in the Anderson Valley Advertiser March 30, 2016 A typical morning for a produce manager at a grocery store may begin like this: coffee, inventory check, phone call, place an order with a large distributor, done. It takes only moments to order a truckload of produce sourced from afar [...]

Approved Source Policy: Open Letter from County Ag and Health Commissioners

February 26th, 2013|Food Policies and Politics|

An Open Letter to Produce Growers, Retail Produce Managers, Restaurant Owners and Other Interested Stakeholders Regarding a Proposed Approved Source Program for Mendocino County (Prepared by the Mendocino County the Director of Environmental Health, Mr. David Jensen, and Agriculture Commissioner, Mr. Chuck Morse) We would like to briefly introduce you to the regulatory concept of [...]

Cottage Food Law

September 29th, 2012|Food Policies and Politics|

New State Law Effective January 1, 2013 Assembly Bill (AB) 1616 authored by Assembly Member Gatto, Chapter 415, Statutes of 2012 was signed into law by Governor Brown on September 21, 2012, and becomes effective on January 1, 2013.  The bill allows individuals to prepare and/or package certain non-potentially hazardous foods in private-home kitchens referred [...]