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    Default Oklahoma Homey Law Changing

    SB 356 by Fields and McNiel was signed by the Governor today.

    The bill exempts beekeepers from state regulation if they sell fewer than 500 gallons of honey that are produced within Oklahoma and are properly labeled.

    How sweet it is.

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    Default Re: Oklahoma Homey Law Changing

    So is honey manufactured? or is it (raw honey) a raw, unprocessed agricultural commodity?

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    Default Re: Oklahoma Homey Law Changing

    STATE OF OKLAHOMA

    1st Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)

    SENATE BILL 356

    By: Fields

    AS INTRODUCED

    An Act relating to food; exempting certain sellers of
    jams, jellies, and honey from certain requirement;
    exempting certain sellers of jams, jellies, and honey
    from certain regulation and inspection; authorizing
    the State Department of Health to enjoin certain
    sellers of jams, jellies, and honey; providing for
    codification; and providing an effective date.

    BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:

    SECTION 1.

    in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 1-1320 of Title 63, unless there

    is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:

    NEW LAW

    A new section of law to be codified

    Sellers of jams, jellies, and honey whose annual sales of

    jams, jellies, and honey are Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) or

    less per household shall not be required to construct or maintain

    separate facilities for the manufacture of jams, jellies, and honey.

    Such sellers shall also be exempt from regulation and inspection by

    the State Department of Health for the manufacture of jams, jellies,

    and honey if they meet the following requirements:

    Jams, jellies, and honey shall be manufactured in the home

    of the person processing and selling the jams, jellies, and honey

    and sold by the manufacturer to the end consumer;

    Jams, jellies, and honey shall be labeled with the following

    information in legible English:

    the name and address of the persons preparing the

    food,

    the common name of the food,

    the name of all ingredients in the food, and

    a statement that the jams, jellies, and honey have not

    been inspected by the State Department of Health;

    During the sale of such jams, jellies, and honey, a placard

    shall be displayed in a prominent location stating that the product

    has not been inspected by the State Department of Health; and

    Annual gross sales shall not exceed Thirty Thousand Dollars

    ($30,000.00).

    honey shall maintain a record of sales of jams, jellies, and honey

    processed and sold.

    Department of Health upon request.

    The person manufacturing such jams, jellies, and

    The record shall be available to the State

    Sellers of jams, jellies, and honey who violate the

    provisions of this section may be enjoined from selling jams,

    jellies, and honey by the State Department of Health.

    SECTION 2.

    This act shall become effective November 1, 2013.

    were does it say 500 gal?

    I read the above to clearly indicate "manufactured" as you have to do work to make the product that is stored in the hive, sale-able. Even if you just sold cut comb, it still requires you to "harvest" it from the hive, cut it out of its home state and package it in a package for sale.

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    Default Re: Oklahoma Homey Law Changing

    That is the part that has me confused, so then a farmer would need to be licensed as a manufacturer to sell his wheat?

    It would seem to me that raw honey would be a raw, unprocessed agricultural commodity, just like wheat, corn, etc.

    so is honey a commodity, or a manufactured, and processed food, like cheese?

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