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  • Sydney posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    I do suspect that there are ulterior motives, absolutely. But how to craft a testimony directly addressing this? One of the state senators, who introduced the bill that is just like California’s, contacted me last night to see if I’d come across any proof that the products are safe/not safe, and I sent along that Forbes article but couldn’t find…[Read more]

    • Hi, Sydney! My organization, Peers, just launched a new petition platform to help folks who want to push back against legislation just like this. I’d love to chat to see if we can help! (We’re a nonprofit and creating a petition is free.)

      My email is cristina [at] peers.org if you want to get in touch.

      Best,

      Cristina Moon

  • Sydney posted an update 5 years, 8 months ago

    Aloha! It seems that the two bills are getting some traction in Hawaii! Both have made it through their initial hearings, but the Hawaii Dept of Health is opposing them on two counts. First, they indicated that they have a measure in Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Title 11, Chapter 12, which relates to temporary food establishments, that allows…[Read more]

    • Very good to hear! I’m not sure if there is any concrete evidence that the laws are safe, other than the complete lack of evidence indicating otherwise. I’ve read A LOT about the cottage food industry and have yet to come across one complaint issued to a health dept. I really feel like if there were public health problems with the implementation…[Read more]

      • I do suspect that there are ulterior motives, absolutely. But how to craft a testimony directly addressing this? One of the state senators, who introduced the bill that is just like California’s, contacted me last night to see if I’d come across any proof that the products are safe/not safe, and I sent along that Forbes article but couldn’t find…[Read more]

        • Hi, Sydney! My organization, Peers, just launched a new petition platform to help folks who want to push back against legislation just like this. I’d love to chat to see if we can help! (We’re a nonprofit and creating a petition is free.)

          My email is cristina [at] peers.org if you want to get in touch.

          Best,

          Cristina Moon

    • I’m pretty liberal in my allowances on this site… if a state is allowing home food sales then I include them. There are some states that don’t have laws, but are on the map because the health department allows home food sales anyway. If the health dept could offer any kind of written proof (posted online) that these kinds of operations are…[Read more]

  • Sydney became a registered member 5 years, 8 months ago