SB 500 - Currently, sellers of jams, jellies, and honey whose annual sales are $30,000 or less per domicile are exempt from the requirement to maintain separate facilities for the manufacture of such items. This act removes jams and jellies from this provision and increases the annual sales level required to maintain separate facilities for the bottling of honey to $50,000.
Currently, sellers of honey are exempt from all remaining health standards and regulations for the manufacture of honey if they meet certain requirements. Under this act, sellers of honey are exempt from health standards and regulations for the bottling of honey if they meet certain requirements, including that the honey be bottled in the domicile of the person harvesting the honey. Currently, to be exempt from such health standards the seller is required to display a placard in a prominent location during the sale of honey that states "This product has not been inspected by the Department of Health and Senior Services". Under this act, this placard requirement is repealed. Additionally under this act, the requirement that the honey be labeled that it has not been inspected by the Department of Health and Senior Services is repealed.
This act is identical to the perfected HB 1093 (2015).