City: No Unchecked Chickens At Market

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rhett&SarahsMom, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    ""Portsmouth Fears Lawsuit If People Get Sick

    POSTED: 10:26 am EDT August 6, 2008

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Portsmouth is standing behind its ban on selling locally raised, uninspected chickens at the city's farmers market.

    More than 100 people petitioned the City Council to overrule the health officer's ban. But city attorney Bob Sullivan said the farmers market is on city property, so the city could get sued if someone got salmonella from an uninspected chicken sold there.

    People who want locally raised chickens can still buy them at farms that raise them. There's growing interest in locally raised food for reasons including the environment, taste and supporting local farms.

    Small chicken farms are exempt from federal licensing and inspection requirements. ""

    Yes. Because the FDA does such a great job keeping people safe from salmonella, e coli and other such icks:rolleyes:
  2. deb1

    deb1 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Perhaps instead of going to the city small farmers could work to create regulations in the state that would be fair to them and still insure public safety. The small farmers could bring these regulations to the state representatives themselves, therefore insuring their right to sell safe products directly to the customer.

    I put in the link because it appears it is about how farmers in NC can sell their meat directly to the public. Maybe something similar could happen in your area.

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