The city of Blue Hill, Maine exempts local food processors or producers from licensure and inspection when selling food for home consumption and when that transaction occurs only between a producer or a processor and a patron; patrons may also enter into an agreement with a producer or a processor in order to waive liability for food consumption. Producers and processors are also exempt from licensure and inspection when their products are prepared for, or consumed or sold at a community social event. Additionally, this ordinance grants citizens the right to adopt measures to prevent violations of these provisions, as well as grants them standing to vindicate any rights secured by this ordinance that may have been violated. This ordinance also makes it unlawful for any law or regulation adopted by the state or the federal government to interfere with the rights recognized by this ordinance, as well as makes it unlawful for any corporation to interfere with said rights.
Full Ordinance Name: The Town of Blue Hill, Maine Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance of 2011
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