Working Groups: LFAC and FIT

Local Food Advisory Committee (LFAC)

LFAC was launched in January 2013 and has met quarterly since. LFAC provides a forum for participants in local food systems – farmers, farm educators, farmers’ markets, and food processors – to meet face to face with food regulatory staff from Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota Department of Health, in a collegial and problem-solving atmosphere.

Meeting notes and recordings of past LFAC meetings are available in this Google Drive folder

If you are interested in joining LFAC meetings, please contact Jane Jewett: [email protected]

LFAC Accomplishments

Improvements in access to food licensing information at Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota Department of Health

A 2015-2016 project to analyze Minnesota’s food regulatory system and recommend changes: "Changing the Approach to Food Regulation in Minnesota"

An ongoing project to create comprehensive food regulatory training for farmers and farm educators: "Blazing Trails through the Jungle of Food Regulations"

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