Food and consumer safety—stand operated by a minor, 30.2
INSPECTIONS AND APPEALS DEPARTMENT
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to food stands
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Inspections and Appeals Department hereby proposes to amend Chapter 30, "Food and Consumer Safety," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 10A.104 and 137F.2.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code sections 10A.104 and 137F.2 and 2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2238.
Purpose and Summary
The proposed amendments implement changes made to Iowa Code chapter 137F resulting from the enactment of 2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2238. The legislation adds "a stand operated by a minor" to the list of things that are not considered to be a food establishment under the definition of "food establishment," defines "stand operated by a minor," and prohibits any regulatory authority from adopting or enforcing a rule requiring a license for a stand operated by a minor.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 481—Chapter 6.
Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on November 24, 2020. Comments should be directed to:
Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
The following rule-making actions are proposed:
Item 1. Amend rule 481—30.2(10A,137C,137D,137F), definition of "Food establishment," as follows:
"Food establishment" means an operation that stores, prepares, packages, serves, vends or otherwise provides food for human consumption and includes a food service operation in a salvage or distressed food operation, nutrition program operated pursuant to Title III-C of the Older Americans Act, school, summer camp, residential service substance abuse treatment facility, halfway house substance abuse treatment facility, correctional facility operated by the department of corrections, or the state training school. Assisted living programs and adult day services are included in the definition of food establishment to the extent required by 481—subrules 69.28(6) and 70.28(6). "Food establishment" does not include the following:
1. to 17. No change.
18.A stand operated by a minor.
Item 2. Adopt the following new definition of "Stand operated by a minor" in rule 481—30.2(10A,137C,137D,137F):
"Stand operated by a minor" means a stand or other facility operated by a person or persons under the age of 18 at which food is sold directly to consumers that is not time/temperature control for safety food or an alcoholic beverage and that operates on a temporary and occasional basis on private property with the permission of the owner of the property.