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This chapter shall not be construed to apply to:
(1) interstate carriers under the supervision of the United States Department of Health and
Human Services;
(2) any building constructed and primarily used for religious worship;
(3) any building owned, operated, and used by a college or university in accordance with
health regulations promulgated by the college or university under chapter 14;
(4) any person, firm, or corporation whose principal mode of business is licensed under
sections 28A.04 and 28A.05, is exempt at that premises from licensure as a food or beverage
establishment; provided that the holding of any license pursuant to sections 28A.04 and 28A.05
shall not exempt any person, firm, or corporation from the applicable provisions of this chapter or
the rules of the state commissioner of health relating to food and beverage service establishments;
(5) family day care homes and group family day care homes governed by sections 245A.01
to 245A.16;
(6) nonprofit senior citizen centers for the sale of home-baked goods;
(7) fraternal or patriotic organizations that are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3),
501(c)(4), 501(c)(6), 501(c)(7), 501(c)(10), or 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986,
or organizations related to or affiliated with such fraternal or patriotic organizations. Such
organizations may organize events at which home-prepared food is donated by organization
members for sale at the events, provided:
(i) the event is not a circus, carnival, or fair;
(ii) the organization controls the admission of persons to the event, the event agenda, or
both; and
(iii) the organization's licensed kitchen is not used in any manner for the event;
(8) food not prepared at an establishment and brought in by individuals attending a potluck
event for consumption at the potluck event. An organization sponsoring a potluck event under this
clause may advertise the potluck event to the public through any means. Individuals who are not
members of an organization sponsoring a potluck event under this clause may attend the potluck
event and consume the food at the event. Licensed food establishments other than schools cannot
be sponsors of potluck events. A school may sponsor and hold potluck events in areas of the school
other than the school's kitchen, provided that the school's kitchen is not used in any manner for the
potluck event. For purposes of this clause, "school" means a public school as defined in section
120A.05, subdivisions 9, 11, 13, and 17, or a nonpublic school, church, or religious organization
at which a child is provided with instruction in compliance with sections 120A.22 and 120A.24.
Potluck event food shall not be brought into a licensed food establishment kitchen; and
(9) a home school in which a child is provided instruction at home.
History: 1995 c 207 art 9 s 48; 2000 c 378 s 1; 2001 c 65 s 1; 1Sp2001 c 9 art 1 s 55;
2002 c 379 art 1 s 113

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