08-04-2014 02:44 AM | Canada

Manitoba farmers' co-op demands changes to food sales rules

A Manitoba farmers' co-operative says the provincial government needs to get with the times and allow producers like them to sell local eggs, poultry, jams and other products online.

Provincial inspectors have partially shut down the Harvest Moon co-operative's internet sales, claiming the group has been violating regulations by not getting their eggs and poultry inspected and not putting nutritional labels on their jams.

But Harvest Moon's farmers say the regulations, which allow farmers to sell their products directly to customers at markets and farm gates, were drafted before the internet even existed.
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