Section 1 of the bill exempts certain food producers from licensure, inspection, and other regulation for transactions that:
- Occur directly between the producer and an informed end consumer;
- Occur only in Colorado; and
- Do not involve interstate commerce.
An informed end consumer assumes the risks inherent in the purchase, use, or ingestion of the food or food products purchased under this exemption and is legally responsible for all damage, injury, or death that may result from those inherent risks. The bill preserves negligence actions that are not based on these inherent risks.
Section 2 of the bill exempts certain producers from the requirements of the "Colorado Cottage Foods Act".
Section 3 of the bill creates 2 exemptions from federal inspection for producers who slaughter no more than 20,000 poultry per calendar year. The department of agriculture must license and inspect producers operating under this exemption. The bill requires the department of agriculture to develop rules pertaining to producers who slaughter more than 1,000 but not more than 20,000 poultry and sell to grocery stores.