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Food Safety Task Force

Also known as:
Food Safety Advisory Committee
Active dates:1990 - 2003
Function: Advise Commissioner of Agriculture and Legislature on issues of food defense and food safety.
History: A Food Safety Advisory Committee was established in 1990 to advise the Commissioner of Agriculture and the Legislature on food defense and safety issues. At that time, some members were mandated by statute and others were appointed by the governor.

The group changed from an "advisory committee" to a "task force" under Minn. Laws 2001, Chap. 161, Sec. 10. Membership and duties of the group remained the same.

In 2003, the task force was, with a number of other advisory groups, eliminated. However, the Commissioner and task force members believed the group's input was vital and so the Commissioner continued this group as a commissioner's task force under Chapter 15. The Committee appears to have been reinstated for 2004 and 2005 as the Minnesota Food Safety and Defense Task Force under Minnesota Statute 15.014.

In 2007, the Legislature reinstated the Task Force in statute, Chapter 28A.21, as a formal appointed body to advise the commissioner of agriculture and the legislature on food safety and defense issues.

Related to:
Minnesota Food Safety and Defense Task Force
Membership: 15 members

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1998.
Record last updated: 08/02/2016

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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