Local Food Consultation Reminder
AUMA administration participated in one of the Local Food Engagement sessions hosted by the Government of Alberta from January 9th - January 16th throughout Alberta. As part of the consultation, stakeholders were asked to give consideration and provide feedback on the following topics:
- Establishing a definition of "local food" as "food grown, made and/or harvested in Alberta and then marketed in Alberta."
- Proclaiming a Local Food Week to celebrate the local food industry and increase awareness.
- Enhancing food safety training requirements for approved farmers' market managers and vendors.
- Applying existing federal organic product regulations and certification requirements to organic products produced and then marketed within Alberta.
Municipalities are encouraged to participate and share feedback with the GOA on these topics online by January 19, 2018. If you do submit feedback, please share your comments with the AUMA by copying us on any correspondence so we can better understand your needs and further advocate on your behalf.