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First Substitute H.B. 148
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill requires that honey produced, packed, repacked, distributed, or sold in this
10 state may only be labeled as raw honey if it meets the definition of raw honey described
11 in this bill.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . defines terms;
15 . requires that honey produced, packed, repacked, distributed, or sold in this state
16 may only be labeled as raw honey if meets the definition of raw honey described in
17 this bill; and
18 . grants rulemaking authority to the department to establish labeling requirements for
19 raw honey consistent with this section.
20 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 4-5-20, Utah Code Annotated 1953
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 4-5-20 is enacted to read:
30 4-5-20. Food designated as raw honey.
31 (1) As used in this section:
32 (a) "Honey" means the natural sweet substance produced by honeybees from nectar of
33 plants or from secretions of living parts of plants that the bees collect, transform by combining
34 with specific substances of their own, then deposit, dehydrate, store, and leave in the
35 honeycomb to ripen and mature.
36 (b) "Raw honey" means honey:
37 (i) as it exists in the beehive or as obtained by extraction, settling, or straining; and
38 (ii) that has not been:
39 (A) heated above 118 degrees Fahrenheit during production or storage; or
40 (B) pasteurized.
41 (2) Honey that is produced, packed, repacked, distributed, or sold in this state may only
42 be labeled and designated as raw honey if it meets:
43 (a) the definition of raw honey in this section; and
44 (b) any additional requirements imposed by the department by rule.
45 (3) The department shall make rules, in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
46 Administrative Rulemaking Act, to establish labeling requirements consistent with the
47 provisions of this section.
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