Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Notice of Hearing on Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation Rules

Followers of the small farm rules progression, please note that a request has been received for a public hearing on the Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation rule.  
(Of concern by this interested party is the expansion of the minimum flock of laying hens from 1000 to no more than 3000 annually.)

The Notice of Public Hearing is provided below.  This notice has been published in the Florida Administrative Register on Friday, May 10, 2013.  

  • Verbal comments will be received at the time of the hearing and a comment period of two weeks will be opened for those who wish to provide comments in writing.  

The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announces a public hearing to which all persons are invited:

DATE AND TIME: Friday, May 24, 2014, 2 pm to 4 pm.

PLACE:  Conner Building, The Eyster Auditorium, 3125 Conner Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399.

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED:  A public hearing has been requested by an interested party to address proposed rule language for Chapter 5K-4, Florida Administrative Code, relative to Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operations.  This language proposes creation of a new food establishment in rule identified as a Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation including a definition of such operation; establishment of a permit fee that is lower than current fee category; providing the regulatory parameters for such operation; and, allowing for USDA exemptions applicable to such operations. 

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting Darcy Poole, Division of Food Safety, 3125 Conner Boulevard MS – C 18, Tallahassee, FL, 32399-1650, telephone number: 850-245-5595 or by viewing below:

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the above mentioned office.