Government Affairs Webinars

Food Safety Legislation Now and Future

April 10, 2020


A Chat With Doug Farquhar: In 2019, state legislatures introduced more than 750 bills related to food and food safety, with 132 enacted and 17 adopted into law. Laws in 42 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC, were enacted regarding food. New Jersey and New York had the most bills related to the topic (63 and 59, respectively), followed by Hawaii (46). At the opposite end, Alaska and Ohio did not have any bills in 2019 related to food safety. 


Doug Farquhar, JD, Director of Government Affairs, National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

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