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Chance to weigh in on canned food sales

MADISON (WKOW) -- The public will get a chance to weigh in on new regulations governing the sale of canned food at farmer's markets and other similar events across Wisconsin.

The recently published regulations tell canners where they can sell their goods, what labels and signs they can use, testing and record-keeping they must maintain.

The state regulations come after the Legislature earlier this year passed a bill that allows people to can food at home without a license.

Foods covered include pickled vegetables, most canned fruits, and canned tomatoes or tomato-based food.

An emergency rule is in place to allow selling this growing season. The public hearing on permanent rules is May 25 in Madison. Comments will be accepted online or in writing through June 7.

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