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Written by Jimmy Holbrook   
Monday, 20 March 2017
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State Representative Eddie Lumsden says that the Georgia House took up Senate Bill 69 last week that deals with registration requirements for organic food products produced in Georgia.

Currently, organic farmers are required to register with both the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Georgia Department of Agriculture before producing, processing, distributing or handling any food or product labeled “organic.” 

Under this legislation, certified organic producers would no longer be required to register with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and would only be required to register with the USDA.

Representative Lumsden says, “By eliminating this unnecessary and redundant state certification requirement, we would improve and simplify this process for Georgians who provide organic foods and products to our state.”

The bill passed the House overwhelmingly and will be sent to Governor Nathan Deal. 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 19 March 2017 )
 
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