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First Substitute H.B. 148

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 10:59 AM by lerror. -->

Representative Stephen E. Sandstrom proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
RAW HONEY AMENDMENTS

             2     
2011 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Stephen E. Sandstrom

             5     
Senate Sponsor: John L. Valentine

             6     
             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:
             21          None
             22      Other Special Clauses:
             23          None
             24      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             25      ENACTS:


             26          4-5-20, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             27     
             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; H. [ and
             38          (ii) that has not been:
             39          (A) heated above 118 degrees Fahrenheit during production or storage; or
             40          (B) pasteurized.
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             40a      (ii) that is minimally processed; and
             40b          (iii) that is not pasteurized. .H
             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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