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Unless the state of Tennessee is attempting to eliminate a number of illnesses or food poisonings they have had recently from home-processed food at Farmer’s Markets, it does sound like the state is just trying to limit the markets to fresh produce.
When they say they want to explain “what the layout of your kitchen should be”, and that “the number one reason for recalls in the food industry is improperly labeled products when it comes to allergens”, it does give the impression that some commercial manufacturer is complaining to the state that they are losing business to these people with their heritage recipes, whose food tastes “good” instead of “blah“. With meat being listed as one of the foods not allowed, it sounds like country smokehouse ham will now only be available from the”big boys”. So sad.
With the state charging $100 just for this certification course (and who knows how much annually for a license and inspections) this certainly could effectively kill the Farmers Markets.