§19-11D-1. Legislative findings.
The Legislature finds that local production and sale of
locally manufactured cheese products is a culturally significant
tradition and that the preservation of historic methods of cheese
production is in the public interest; that local cheese production
is an important part of the economic livelihood of many families
and small businesses in this state; and that the unique quality of
home and farm-based cheese products cannot be duplicated using
manufacturing and food production requirements enforced by local
boards of health. Therefore, the Legislature finds that it is in
the public interest to exempt certain local cheese production and
local cheese products from regulations of the division of health
related to food sanitation enforced by local boards of health, and
to place the production of certain home and farm-based cheese
products under the jurisdiction of the department of agriculture.