Rep Coles morel mushroom legislation approved by House

first_img Tags: #SB, Cole, HB5532, morel mushrooms, morels, removing certification The Michigan House of Representatives today approved State Representative Triston Cole’s legislation to remove the certification requirement necessary to pick and sell morel mushrooms.“As far back as I can remember I was able to forage for morels and sell them to local businesses and restaurants in Northern Michigan, until recently in 2015 when the state adopted a law to require mandatory certification training to sell morels,” Rep. Cole said. “House Bill 5532 will simply eliminate the training necessary to pick and sell morels and revert back to the original law, which did not allow the government to infringe upon an individual’s livelihood.”HB 5582 amends Chapter Six of the Michigan Food Law (Standards for Food Establishments) by adding “morel mushrooms” to the limited list of items that are exempt from required food safety training, as referenced in the U.S. Food Code.“Morel mushroom hunting can be a tremendous source of fun for residents and revenue for various regions across the state,” Rep. Cole said. “This is common-sense legislation because the commonality and unique identification of morel mushrooms make them ideal for exemption to existing regulations.“Restaurants are still well within their rights to only purchase from an individual that has obtained a certificate, however chefs are confident in their knowledge and can continue to purchase from individuals that are not certified.”HB 5582 now moves to the Senate for consideration.###### Categories: Cole News,Featured news,Newscenter_img 31May Rep. Cole’s morel mushroom legislation approved by Houselast_img

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