Mississippi prohibits local governments from enacting food restrictions…

Mississippi prohibits local governments from enacting food restrictions

Bill: SB2687 (PDF)

Sponsored by Sen. Tony Smith, and signed into law in 2013 by Gov. Phil Bryant, SB2687 (known in popular press as the “Anti-Bloomberg” bill) states that the regulation of consumer incentive items and nutrition labeling for food and nonalcoholic beverages that are menu items in restaurants, retail food establishments, and vending machines is reserved to the Legislature and may be regulated only by legislation of statewide application. No political subdivision shall do any of the following: (a) Enact, adopt or continue in effect local legislation relating to the provision or nonprovision of food nutrition information or consumer incentive items at food service operations; (b) Condition any license, permit or regulatory approval upon the provision or nonprovision of food nutrition information or consumer incentive items at food service operations; (c) Ban, prohibit, or otherwise restrict food at food service operations based upon the food’s nutrition information; (d) Condition any license, permit or regulatory approval for a food service operation upon the existence or nonexistence of food-based health disparities;…(f) Restrict the sale, distribution, growing, raising or serving of foods and nonalcoholic beverages that are approved for sale by the USDA or other federal or state government agencies.

Also: “Mississippi governor signs food freedom law banning food police policies”

“Mississippi ‘Anti-Bloomberg Bill’ Would Make Health Initiatives Illegal At Local Level”

“Mississippi’s ‘Anti-Bloomberg’ bill to block local food police”

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