April 10, 2009
HOUSE BILL No. 1309
DIGEST OF HB 1309
(Updated April 8, 2009 1:23 pm - DI 104)
Citations Affected: IC 16-18; IC 16-42.
Synopsis: Farmer markets and roadside stands. Exempts and
individual vendor of a farmer's market or roadside stand from the
definition of food establishment if the food product: (1) is made by the
individual at the individual's primary residence; (2) is not a potentially
hazardous food product; (2) includes a label setting forth specified
information; (4) is prepared by an individual who practices proper
sanitary procedures; and (5) is not resold. Allows the state department
of health to inspect an individual vendor under certain conditions.
Allows the state health commissioner to develop guidelines for
Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2009.
, Brown T
(SENATE SPONSORS _ STEELE, HUME, YOUNG R)
January 13, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
February 10, 2009, reported _ Do Pass.
February 16, 2009, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
February 17, 2009, engrossed. Read third time, passed. Yeas 95, nays 0.
February 19, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
March 30, 2009, reassigned to Committee on Health and Provider Services pursuant to
Senate Rule 65(b).
April 9, 2009, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
April 10, 2009
First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1309
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 16-18-2-137; (09)EH1309.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 16-18-2-137, AS AMENDED BY P.L.3-2008,
SECTION 105, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 137. (a) "Food establishment",
for purposes of IC 16-42-5 and IC 16-42-5.2, means any building,
room, basement, vehicle of transportation, cellar, or open or enclosed
area occupied or used for handling food.
(b) The term does not include the following:
(1) A dwelling where food is prepared on the premises by the
occupants, free of charge, for their consumption or for
consumption by their guests.
(2) A gathering of individuals at a venue of an organization that
is organized for educational purposes in a nonpublic educational
setting or for religious purposes, if:
(A) the individuals separately or jointly provide or prepare,
free of charge, and consume their own food or that of others
attending the gathering; and
(B) the gathering is for a purpose of the organization.
Gatherings for the purpose of the organization include funerals,
wedding receptions, christenings, bar or bat mitzvahs, baptisms,
communions, and other events or celebrations sponsored by the
(3) A vehicle used to transport food solely for distribution to the
needy, either free of charge or for a nominal donation.
(4) A private gathering of individuals who separately or jointly
provide or prepare and consume their own food or that of others
attending the gathering, regardless of whether the gathering is
held on public or private property.
(5) Except for food prepared by a for-profit entity, a venue of the
sale of food prepared for an
(A) that is organized for:
(i) religious purposes; or
(ii) educational purposes in a nonpublic educational setting;
(B) that is exempt from taxation under Section 501 of the
Internal Revenue Code; and
(C) that offers the food for sale to the final consumer at an
event held for the benefit of the organization;
unless the food is being provided in a restaurant or a cafeteria
with an extensive menu of prepared foods.
(6) Except for food prepared by a for-profit entity, an Indiana
nonprofit organization that:
(A) is organized for civic, fraternal, veterans, or charitable
(B) is exempt from taxation under Section 501 of the Internal
Revenue Code; and
(C) offers food for sale to the final consumer at an event held
for the benefit of the organization;
if the events conducted by the organization take place for not
more than fifteen (15) days in a calendar year.
(7) An individual vendor of a farmer's market or roadside
stand if the individual meets the requirements of
SOURCE: IC 16-18-2-287.8; (09)EH1309.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 16-18-2-287.8 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 287.8. "Potentially hazardous
food product", for purposes of IC 16-42-5-29, means a food that is
natural or synthetic and requires temperature control because it
is in a form capable of supporting any of the following:
(1) The rapid and progressive growth of infectious or
(2) The growth and toxin production of Clostridium
(3) In raw shell eggs, the growth of Salmonella enteritidis.
(b) The term includes the following:
(1) A food of animal origin that is raw or heat treated.
(2) A food of plant origin that is heat treated or consists of
raw seed sprouts.
(3) Cut melons.
(4) Garlic-in-oil mixtures that are not modified in a way that
results in mixtures that do not support growth described in
SOURCE: IC 16-42-5-29; (09)EH1309.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 16-42-5-29 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 29. (a) This section applies to an individual
vendor of a farmer's market or roadside stand.
(b) An individual vendor of a farmer's market or roadside stand
is not considered to be a food establishment and is exempt from the
requirements of this title that apply to food establishments if the
individual vendor's food product:
(1) is made by an individual in the individual's primary
(2) is not a potentially hazardous food product;
(3) is prepared by an individual who practices proper sanitary
(A) proper hand washing;
(B) sanitation of the container or other packaging in which
the food product is contained; and
(C) safe storage of the food product;
(4) is not resold; and
(5) includes a label that contains the following information:
(A) The name and address of the producer of the food
(B) The common or usual name of the food product.
(C) The ingredients of the food product, in descending
order by predominance by weight.
(D) The net weight and volume of the food product by
standard measure or numerical count.
(E) The date on which the food product was processed.
(F) The following statement in at least 10 point type: "This
product is home produced and processed and the
production area has not been inspected by the state
department of health.".
(c) An individual vendor who meets the requirements in
subsection (b) is subject to food sampling and inspection if:
(1) the state department determines that the individual
vendor's food product is:
(A) misbranded under section 12(b) of this chapter; or
(B) adulterated; or
(2) a consumer complaint has been received by the state
(d) If the state department has reason to believe that an
imminent health hazard exists with respect to an individual
vendor's food product, the state department may order cessation
of production and sale of the food product until the state
department determines that the hazardous situation has been
(e) For purposes of this section, the state health commissioner
or the commissioner's authorized representatives may take
samples for analysis and conduct examinations and investigations
through any officers or employees under the state health
commissioner's supervision. Those officers and employees may
enter, at reasonable times, the facilities of an individual vendor and
inspect any food products in those places and all pertinent
equipment, materials, containers, and labeling.
(f) The state health commissioner may develop guidelines for an
individual vendor who seeks an exemption from regulation as a
food establishment as described in subsection (b). The guidelines
(1) standards for best safe food handling practices;
(2) disease control measures; and
(3) standards for potable water sources.
SOURCE: ; (09)EH1309.1.4. -->
SECTION 4. An emergency is declared for this act.