Colorado governor signs bill to deregulate local meat sales

Under the new law, you wonít be able to sue the producer if you get sick


By Alexander Burness, The Denver Post

via Greeley Tribune - April 30, 2021


It just got easier to buy local meat in Colorado, direct from the producer.


Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday signed into law a bipartisan bill, SB21-79, allowing people to buy shares of animals ó including cattle, pigs and sheep ó before they are butchered. The producer also will be able to distribute the shares without it needing to be inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


These sales already take place in parts of Colorado, but the bill formalizes the process. Producers will have to inform customers up front that the meat hasnít been inspected by the government, and those customers will not be allowed to sue if they get sick...