CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- A Wyoming state lawmaker says food inspectors have gone overboard when it comes to food regulations, and she wants to relax the rules for farmers' markets.
Rep. Sue Wallis, R-Recluse, says a change in Wyoming law earlier this year didn't go far enough to relax food licensing rules. The change allowed more homemade food items, beyond just cookies, breads and jams, to be sold at religious or charitable events.
Wallis says she thinks the rule change should apply to farmers' markets and roadside stands as well because consumers know those items are typically made in someone's kitchen.
But Casper-Natrona County Health Department Director Robert Harrington says the state eased regulations at a time when more food-borne illnesses are being reported in foods that were never traditionally considered hazardous.