Major changes are being proposed to the Minnesota Food Code for the first time since 1995. The proposed revisions address a wide range of food safety considerations impacting many areas of the food system, including food processing and preparation, sales and donation across Minnesota. Some of these changes may have particular impacts for local healthy food access and hunger relief efforts in local communities. The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture are accepting public comments on the proposed rule changes through January 22, 2018, with public hearings scheduled for January 11 and 12, 2018. Luckily, it’s not too late to have an impact on the rulemaking process.

During this webinar healthy food organizations, businesses, advocates and partners will:

  • Understand why the food code is relevant to their work;
  • Hear about how the proposed Food Code changes were developed over the past several years and next steps in the rulemaking process;
  • Identify areas that may impact work at the local level;
  • Understand how to best participate in providing public comment or testimony before the end of the public comment period; and
  • Learn how to promote future regulatory changes to support healthy, safe, sustainable food in Minnesota.

This webinar has already occurred. Please use the resources below:

Webinar Slides [PDF]

Navigating Proposed Minnesota Food Code Revisions (2018) [PDF]

Webinar Recording:

Mary Marrow, Senior Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center
Amanda Karls, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center