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Safe food sampling for farmers markets vendors

Food sampling at St. Cloud farmers market.
Market food sampling

Offering samples is a great way to promote your products. The 2014 Safe Food Sampling law (Minnesota Statute 28A.151) allows farmers’ market vendors to offer samples. Although you don’t need a food license, you must follow Minnesota food code requirements for Special Event Food Stands (4626.1855, B-O and Q and R).

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Kathy Brandt, Extension educator and Suzanne Driessen, Extension educator

Reviewers: Kathy Zeman, Minnesota Farmers’ Market Association; Sarah Leach, Registered Sanitarian, MDA (Minnesota Department of Health); Denise Schumacher, Registered Sanitarian, MDA; Valerie Gamble, Registered Sanitarian, MDA and Jim Schloegl, Environmental Health Specialist, City of St. Cloud

Reviewed in 2018

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