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File #: 18-0468    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/15/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/26/2018 Final action: 6/26/2018
Title: Health and Human Services Agency and Environmental Management Department, recommending the Board: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 126-2018 expressing the County’s opposition to AB-626 California Retail Food Code: microenterprise home kitchen operations (E. Garcia and Arambula), proposed expansion to the cottage food law; and 2) Authorize submittal of said Resolution to State Legislative representatives; and 3) Authorize the County of El Dorado’s Public Health Officer and/or the Director of Environmental Management to testify before State Legislative representatives regarding opposition to AB-626. FUNDING: NA
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS Oppose AB 626 Resolution 06-26-18, 2. B - Oppose AB 626 Resolution 06-26-18, 3. Executed Resolution 126-2018
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Health and Human Services Agency and Environmental Management Department, recommending the Board:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 126-2018 expressing the County’s opposition to AB-626 California Retail Food Code: microenterprise home kitchen operations (E. Garcia and Arambula), proposed expansion to the cottage food law; and
2) Authorize submittal of said Resolution to State Legislative representatives; and
3) Authorize the County of El Dorado’s Public Health Officer and/or the Director of Environmental Management to testify before State Legislative representatives regarding opposition to AB-626.

FUNDING: NA
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign the attached Resolution 126-2018, thereby expressing the Board’s opposition to AB-626 California Retail Food Code: microenterprise home kitchen operations (E. Garcia and Arambula), proposed expansion of the cottage food law. In addition, HHSA recommending the Board authorize the submittal of the Resolution to the State Legislature, and authorize the County of El Dorado’s Public Health Officer and/or the Department of Environmental Management to engage with Congressman Tom McClintock regarding opposition to AB-626.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
AB-626 California Retail Food Code: microenterprise home kitchen operations was first introduced to the State Legislature on February 14, 2017. Currently, AB-626 is located in the Senate, with the Senate Health Committee, and was last amended on May 9, 2018. AB-626 permits microenterprise home kitchen operations (MEHKO) to sell home cooked food to the public under specified situations. In 2012, California enacted the California Homemade Food Act to regulate the production and sale of certain non-potentially hazardous foods prepared in a home kitchen. This law is commonly known as the cottage food law. AB-626 proposes to expand the cottage food law to ...

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