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Crosslake Chili Cook-Off legislation advances

Crosslake Chili Cook-Off legislation advances

The Minnesota Senate Tuesday passed Senate File 2060, a bill relating to food licensing law, according to Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point.

Ruud successfully offered an amendment to the bill to include language modifying Minnesota Department of Health regulations relating to nonprofit chili cook-offs.

In 2012 the Minnesota Department of Health enforced its regulations requiring meat preparations being made on site. As a result participation in Crosslake Day’s Chili Cook-off fell dramatically from 16 participants to just eight.

“Last year individuals with Crosslake Day’s Chili Cook-off approached me looking for help with legislation which could help restore participation in Crosslake’s popular chili cook-off,” Ruud said in a statement. “It’s crucial we were able to get this legislation moving on behalf of our local nonprofits who host these great events which are an important part of our local communities. We still have some work to do, but this is a great first step,” added Ruud.

The legislation now awaits a vote on the House companion and will most likely head to a conference committee after the passage of the House version of Senate File 2060.

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