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FOOD

Additives, see FOOD ADDITIVES

Adulterated food

Bodily fluids, criminal penalties, Minn. Statutes 2017 609.688

Condemnation, destruction, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.06, 2017 34A.11

Emergencies, embargo, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.06, 2017 34A.11

Evidence, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.12

Food additives, Minn. Statutes 2017 25.37, 2017 31.121, 2017 31A.02, 2017 34A.02

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.02, 2017 31.121, 2017 34A.02

Advertising

Chili and soup cook-offs, Minn. Statutes 2017 157.22

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.01

False advertising, see same under this topic

Potluck events, Minn. Statutes 2017 157.22

Agents, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.903

Analysis, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.04, 2017 31.13

Artificial sweeteners, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.74, 2017 31.75

Baby food, containers, bisphenol-A in, Minn. Statutes 2017 325F.174, 2017 325F.175

Basic needs, food defined as, Minn. Statutes 2017 256J.08

Boarding and lodging houses, Minn. Statutes 2017 327.75

Borlaug World Food Prize Day, Minn. Statutes 2017 10.59

Brands, rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.12

Brokers

Licenses, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.04, 2017 28A.05, 2017 28A.08, 2017 28A.17

Violations, fines, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.08

Canneries, see COMMERCIAL CANNERIES

Canola oil

Canola Council, Minn. Statutes 2017 17.53, 2017 17.56

Transportation, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.866

UCC information management system, Minn. Statutes 2017 336A.02

Cereal, Minn. Statutes 2017 145.897, 2017 297A.67

Certificates and certification, revocation, suspension, or refusal, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.06

Cold storage, see COLD STORAGE WAREHOUSES

Condemnation, destruction

Adulterated or misbranded food, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.06, 2017 34A.11

Food in cold storage, Minn. Statutes 2017 28.06

Consolidated Food Licensing Law, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.01= 2017 28A.17

Consumer commodity, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.01

Consuming

Employees, during nonworking hours, Minn. Statutes 2017 181.938

Public transit violations, Minn. Statutes 2017 609.855

Containers

Adulterated food, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.02

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.01

Federal laws and regulations, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.102

Misleading, misbranding, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.123, 2017 34A.03

Packages and packaging, see same under this topic

Recycling, state parks, Minn. Statutes 2017 85.205

Contaminated food, emergency control permits, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.131

Contested cases, fines, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.08

Cooperatives, food stamps, uses, Minn. Statutes 2017 256.8799

Costs, housing support rate, Minn. Statutes 2017 256I.03, 2017 256I.04

Custom processing, see CUSTOM SLAUGHTERING

Dairy products, see DAIRY PRODUCTS

Definitions

Adulterated food, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.121, 2017 34A.01

Consolidated Food Licensing Law, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.03, 2017 28A.05

Food Law, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.01

Food law enforcement, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.01

Good food access program, Minn. Statutes 2017 17.1017

Liquor taxes, Minn. Statutes 2017 297G.07

Meat and Poultry Inspection Act, Minn. Statutes 2017 31A.02

Minnesota family investment program (MFIP), Minn. Statutes 2017 256J.08

Misbranding, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.123, 2017 34A.01

Promulgation by Agriculture Department, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.10

Quality assurance dating, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.782

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.10

Dehydrated foods, food licensing, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.15

Denaturing, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.095

Depositions, evidence, adulterated or misbranded food, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.12

Destruction, Minn. Statutes 2017 28.06

Dietary foods, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.101, 2017 31.75, 2017 34A.03

Dietary supplements, sales taxes, Minn. Statutes 2017 297A.61

Dietary use regulations, federal, adoption by state, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.101

Disposition

Adulterated or misbranded food, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.11

Prohibited food, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.09

Distressed food, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.495, 2017 604A.10

Distributors

Donors, distressed food, liability, Minn. Statutes 2017 604A.10

Licenses, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.02, 2017 28A.04

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.10

Donated food, school meals, payment for, Minn. Statutes 2017 124D.1195

Eating places, see FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS

Embargoes

Adulterated or misbranded food, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.06, 2017 34A.11

Denaturing, embargoed food, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.095

Removal or disposal of food, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.02

Enforcement of law

Act of agent that of principal, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.903

Agriculture Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2017 17.04, 2017 34A.04, 2017 34A.06, 2017 34A.12

Evidence of intent, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.903

Lawsuits, see same under this topic

Experimental food, intrastate shipment, temporary permit, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.102

Extracts and flavors, Minn. Statutes 2017 151.26

False advertising

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.124

Liability, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.032

Misleading, determined, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.021

Prohibited, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.01

False guaranty or undertaking, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.02

False statements about, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.05

Farmers' markets

Distressed food donations, limitation of liability, Minn. Statutes 2017 604A.10

Food handlers' licenses, exclusion, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.152

Food product sampling and demonstration, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.151

Good food access program, generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 17.1017

Good Food Access Program Advisory Committee, Minn. Statutes 2017 17.1017

Healthy eating, here at home program, incentives for food stamp recipients, Minn. Statutes 2017 138.912

Federal laws and regulations

Exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.102

Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, conformity with, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.103

Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.01

Incorporation by reference, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.002, 2017 31.101, 2017 31.103

Standards and definitions, containers, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.102

Feed, see FEED

Fees

Disposal, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.15

Inspections, vending machines, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.09

License fees, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.10, 2017 28A.11

Fines

Adulterated or misbranded foods, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.07, 2017 34A.08, 2017 34A.09

Contested cases, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.08

Disposition, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.15

Each day, separate violation, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.07

License violations, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.04, 2017 28A.08

Food additives, see FOOD ADDITIVES

Food and Drug Administration (U.S.), see FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (U.S.)

Food first coalition, consulting, food stamp outreach program, Minn. Statutes 2017 256.8799

Food handlers, see FOOD HANDLERS

Food ingredients, defined, Minn. Statutes 2017 297A.67

Food Law

Basic regulatory laws, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.02 to 2017 31.175

Enforcement, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.01 to 2017 34A.12

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.001 to 2017 31.96

Food prepared for immediate consumption, sales and use taxes, Minn. Statutes 2017 297A.61

Food stamps, see FOOD SUPPORT PROGRAM

Food stands, see under FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS

Fraud

Adulterated or misbranded food, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.06

Lodging establish, obtaining food by, Minn. Statutes 2017 327.75

Prevention by standards, rules, and labeling requirements, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.101, 2017 31.11

Tourist camps, obtaining food by, Minn. Statutes 2017 327.131

Frozen food, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.03

Fruit, see FRUIT

Furnished apartment houses, obtaining by fraud, Minn. Statutes 2017 327.75

Good food access program, generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 17.1017

Gum, sales and use taxes, Minn. Statutes 2017 297A.61

Handlers, see FOOD HANDLERS

Hazardous materials, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2017 182.651

Hearings, generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.101

Heated food, sales and use taxes, Minn. Statutes 2017 297A.61

Home-canned and home-processed foods, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.152

Hotels, obtaining by fraud, Minn. Statutes 2017 327.75

Imitation, misbranding, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.123, 2017 34A.03

Imported food, inspection, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.08

Injunctions, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.04

Inspections

Adulteration or misbranding of food, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.04

Emergency control permits, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.131

Food handlers, distributors, manufacturers, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.07

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.04

Packaged food commodities, Minn. Statutes 2017 239.10

Samples, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.04, 2017 31.08

Storage houses, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.08

Transporters, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.08

Investigations

Diseased persons, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.171

Food law enforcement, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.12

Jails, inmates, Minn. Statutes 2017 641.15

Labels and labeling

Adulterated food, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.01, 2017 34A.11

False or misleading, misbranding, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.123

Food diverted to animal food or seed, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.095

Home-canned and home-processed foods, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.152

Misbranding, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.02, 2017 31.123, 2017 34A.01, 2017 34A.03, 2017 34A.11

Mislabeling, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.02

Misleading, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.021

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.103, 2017 31.123

Rulemaking

Exemptions from labeling requirements, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.104

Fair packaging and labeling, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.101, 2017 31.103, 2017 34A.03

Federal laws and regulations, conformity, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.101, 2017 31.104

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.12

Salvage food, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.495

Lawsuits

Adulteration or misbranding of food, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.04, 2017 34A.07, 2017 34A.09

Fines, recovery, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.07, 2017 34A.09

Food Law violations, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.15

Hearings, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.01

Perishable foods, quality assurance dating, recovery of damages, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.788

Liability

Certain foods rendered unsalable, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.09

False advertising, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.032

Prohibited food, price or value, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.07

Licenses

Agriculture Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.01 to 2017 28A.17

Applications, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.04, 2017 28A.07

Carnivals, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.065

Circuses, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.065

Citation, Consolidated Food Licensing Law, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.01

Classification of licenses, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.05

Distributors, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.02, 2017 28A.04

Exclusions and exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.15, 2017 28A.152, 2017 28A.16

Extent of license, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.06

Fairs, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.065

Fees, see same under this topic

Food brokers, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.04, 2017 28A.05, 2017 28A.08

Food handlers, see Licenses under FOOD HANDLERS

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.08, 2017 28A.09

Inspections, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.07

Issuing, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.06, 2017 28A.07

Liquor dealers, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.16

Mobile unit or portable structure, validity, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.06

Policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.02

Posting, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.10

Renewal, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.17

Retail food handlers, see Licenses under RETAIL FOOD HANDLERS

Revocation or suspension, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.06

Term, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.04, 2017 28A.10

Transfer, discontinuance of business, voiding of license, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.14

Vending machines, see Licenses under VENDING MACHINES

Venison distribution and reimbursement, requirements for, Minn. Statutes 2017 17.035

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2017 609B.105

Wholesale food handlers, see Licenses under WHOLESALE FOOD HANDLERS

Wholesale food manufacturers or processors, see Licenses under WHOLESALE FOOD PROCESSORS OR MANUFACTURERS

Liens on, agricultural producers, Minn. Statutes 2017 514.945

Llamas, see LLAMAS

Lunch carts, sales from, sales and use taxes, Minn. Statutes 2017 297A.61

Manufacture, Agriculture Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2017 17.04

Manufacturers

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2017 297G.07

Donors, distressed food, liability, limitations, Minn. Statutes 2017 604A.10

Sales to, alcoholic beverages, liquor and bottle taxes, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2017 297G.07

Minnesota grown food products

Administration Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2017 16C.12

Logo, see MINNESOTA FOOD PRODUCTS LOGO

Misbranding

Condemnation, destruction, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.06, 2017 34A.11

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.123

Emergencies, embargo, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.06, 2017 34A.11

Evidence, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.12

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.03

Packages, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.123

Prohibited, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.02

Monopolies, attorney general, duties, Minn. Statutes 2017 8.31

Nursing facilities, medical assistance, raw food costs, Minn. Statutes 2017 256R.02

Nutrition, see NUTRITION

Nutritional supplements, Minn. Statutes 2017 145.892, 2017 256B.0625, 2017 297A.67

Outdoor advertising, see OUTDOOR ADVERTISING

Packages and packaging

Fair packaging and labeling, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.103

Misbranding, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.123

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.101, 2017 31.103

Violations and penalties, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.032

Perishable food, see PERISHABLE FOODS

Permits

Emergency control permits, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.131

Experimental food, intrastate shipment, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.102

Revocation, suspension, or refusal, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.06

Personal property taxes, delinquent taxes, liens or levies for, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2017 277.20, 2017 277.21

Pesticides

Adulterated or misbranded food, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.02, 2017 34A.03

Residues, education and training, Minn. Statutes 2017 18B.305

Use, violations, Minn. Statutes 2017 18B.07

Policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.02, 2017 31.002, 2017 31.784

Poultry food products, see under POULTRY AND POULTRY PRODUCTS

Preparation and service, see FOOD PREPARATION AND SERVICE

Prepared food, Minn. Statutes 2017 297A.61

Prices, not collectible, prohibited food, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.07

Processing and processors

Aquaculture products, definitions, Minn. Statutes 2017 17.4982

Donors, distressed food, liability, limitations, Minn. Statutes 2017 604A.10

Processing plants, see FOOD PROCESSING PLANTS

Prohibited food

Action to recover price not maintainable, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.07

Rendered unsalable, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.09

Promotion, Agriculture Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2017 17.04

Publications

Reports, judgments, decrees, court orders, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.132

Standards, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.10

Radiation, adulterated food, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.02

Raw-animal foods, prepared food, exceptions, sales and use taxes, Minn. Statutes 2017 297A.61

Ready-to-eat meat and seafood, prepared food, exceptions, sales and use taxes, Minn. Statutes 2017 297A.61

Reconditioned food, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.495, 2017 604A.10

Records and record keeping, carriers, inspection, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.04

Regulations, generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.02

Reports about

False statements, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.05

Filthy, putrid, decomposed food, unsanitary packaging or preparation, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.04

Judgments, decrees, court orders, publication, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.132

Resorts, obtaining by fraud, Minn. Statutes 2017 327.75

Restaurants, see FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS

Retail food handlers, see RETAIL FOOD HANDLERS

Sales and use taxes

Exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2017 297A.67

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 297A.61

Nonprofit events, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2017 297A.70

Sales

Adulterated or misbranded food, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.01, 2017 34A.06

Agriculture Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2017 17.04, 2017 31.09

Food licensing, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.15

Gambling premises, Minn. Statutes 2017 349.18

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 325D.68

Grocery price labels, Minn. Statutes 2017 325F.53

Implied warranties, Minn. Statutes 2017 336.2-314

Prohibited sales, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.09

Samples

Authority to take, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.04, 2017 31.08

Receipts, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.04

Sandwiches, sales and use taxes, Minn. Statutes 2017 297A.61

Sanitation

Diseased persons, employment prohibited, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.171

Unsanitary conditions, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.161

Searches and seizure, adulterated or misbranded food, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.06, 2017 34A.11

Service, see FOOD PREPARATION AND SERVICE

Standards

Amendment by Agriculture Department, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.101, 2017 31.102

Exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.101

Failure to meet, misbranding, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.123

Identity, quality, and fill of container, adoption of federal law and regulations, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.102

Promulgation by Agriculture Department, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.10

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.10

Storage, cold, see COLD STORAGE WAREHOUSES

Stores, see RETAIL FOOD STORES

Subpoenas, Agriculture Department, authority, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.04, 2017 34A.12

Supplements, Minn. Statutes 2017 297A.67

Tags, adulterated or misbranded food, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.11

Toddler food, containers, bisphenol-A in, Minn. Statutes 2017 325F.174, 2017 325F.175

Tourist camps, obtaining by fraud, Minn. Statutes 2017 327.131

Trade secrets, use or revealing, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.02

Transportation

Adulterated food, transportation unlawful, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.02

Experimental food, intrastate shipment, permits, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.102

Inspections, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.08

Standards and definitions, violations, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.10

Uncooked or undercooked food, eggs in, pasteurization or processing requirements, Minn. Statutes 2017 29.236

Unsanitary conditions, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.161, 2017 31.165

Vegetables, see VEGETABLES

Vending machines, see Food vending machines under VENDING MACHINES

Violations and penalties

Administrative actions, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.07

Adulterated or misbranded food, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.04 to 2017 34A.07, 2017 34A.10 to 2017 34A.12

Evidence, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.12

False statements, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.05

Fines, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.07, 2017 34A.08, 2017 34A.09, 2017 325D.68

Food brokers, license violations, fines, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.08

Generally, fines, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.032

Injunctions, Minn. Statutes 2017 34A.04

Inspections, failure to comply, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.08

Licenses, fines, Minn. Statutes 2017 28A.04, 2017 28A.08, 2017 609B.105

Prohibited acts, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.02

Restricting markets, Minn. Statutes 2017 325D.68

Warehouses, see COLD STORAGE WAREHOUSES

Waste, as recyclable material, Minn. Statutes 2017 115A.03

Wholesalers, water, plumbing, and sewers, Minn. Statutes 2017 31.175

Wild rice, see WILD RICE

Youth camps, rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2017 144.74