Proposed Local Food Act Opportunity for Input Form

If you have comments about the local food legislative provisions under consideration, please complete the comment box below.

All comments are confidential and will be compiled and considered.   You will not be required to provide any personal information that may identify you.

The legislative provisions under consideration include:

  • establishing a definition of local food (i.e. “food grown, made and/or harvested in Alberta and then marketed in Alberta”) ;
  • proclaiming a Local Food Week to increase consumer awareness and celebrate the local food industry;
  • enhancing food safety training requirements for approved farmers’ market managers and vendors; and
  • applying existing federal organic product regulations and organic certification requirements to organic products produced and marketed within Alberta.

If you have specific questions, you can send an email to explorelocal@gov.ab.ca.

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Personal information is collected for the purpose of developing local food legislation and other local food strategic policy documents. Information collected will be compiled into themes and used to inform policy makers of what could be included in local food legislation and/or a local food framework. The Collection is authorized under section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and managed and protected in accordance with the Act. Questions about the collection can be directed to the Local Food Team Lead, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry, Box 24, 4701 52 Street, Vermilion, Alberta, T9X 1J9. Phone 780.853.8223. Email Eileen.Kotowich@gov.ab.ca.

1. Please provide any comments you have on the proposed Local Food Act.