Changing the Approach to Regulation of local food systems in minnesota

funded by a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant


Minnesota promotes food safety and economic development through a user-friendly food business regulatory system that is coordinated, reliable and efficient.


of small and large food businesses successfully navigate Minnesota’s easy-to-understand, transparent and streamlined system. Operators obtain the appropriate licenses and certifications and produce safe food for consumers.


from agencies across Minnesota (MDH, MDA, and delegated local agencies) freely share knowledge and work a timely manner with entrepreneurs of food businesses and with each other. Regulatory agencies are accountable and consistent and support education, outreach and the production and service of safe food to Minnesotans.

Defining “It” + Vision Statement

This document describes what the Project Team envisioned for the local food regulatory system in Minnesota, and the process of developing that vision.

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What It’s Really All About:


(quote from Tim Jenkins; cat meme by Karen Lanthier)

Contact for more information:

Jane Jewett, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture

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