File No. 36147
This rule was published in the June 1, 2012, issue (Vol. 2012, No. 11) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Agriculture and Food, Regulatory Services
Standard of Identity and Labeling Requirements for Honey
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 36147
Filed: 05/03/2012 02:09:32 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this new rule is to implement raw honey definition and labeling provisions made into law by the 2011 General Session of the Legislature under H.B. 148. The rule also replaces Rule R68-21, Standard of Identity for Honey. (DAR NOTE: The proposed repeal of Rule R68-21 was published in the January 15, 2012, issue of the Bulletin and was effective 03/07/2012.)
Summary of the rule or change:
This rule defines raw honey, provides criteria for labeling raw honey, requires non-floral honey to be labeled non-floral, and provides a standard of identity for honey.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 4-5-8(5)
- Subsection 4-2-2(1)(g)
- Section 4-5-16
- Subsection 4-5-6(1)(b)
- Section 4-5-20
- Subsection 4-5-15(1)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The Legislature allocated $8,000 for the enforcement of the new law. Thus, any enforcement has, to this degree, been covered in the UDAF budget.
The rule places no responsibilities on local government. There should be no cost or savings to them.
Honey producers will be the only impacted group. The Department's research indicates that Utah honey producers already follow these requirements. Honey producers from other states and nations may incur costs. This was not able to be determined.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
The proposed rule only applies to producers of honey. No other persons will be impacted.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There could be compliance costs for honey producers not in Utah. In our discussions with the industry thus far, no costs have been identified.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
This rule is required by legislative amendments to the Utah Wholesome Food Act. The Department has not identified any costs to Utah producers. A public hearing was held on 02/13/2012. This rule was reviewed and approved by the Agriculture Advisory Board on 05/01/2012.
Leonard M. Blackham, Commissioner
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Agriculture and Food
350 N REDWOOD RD
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3034
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Kyle Stephens at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7102, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
- Kathleen Mathews at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7103, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Richard Clark at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7150, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Leonard Blackham, Commissioner
R70. Agriculture and Food, Regulatory Services.
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Kyle Stephens at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7102, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; Kathleen Mathews at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7103, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com; Richard Clark at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7150, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.