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Message from the
IEHA President
P.O. Box 7505
Rockford, Illinois 61126
Phone (815) 977-5884
Fax (866) 760-6873
March 4, 2021
Greetings IEHA Members,

Let's start with the question everyone is asking. Yes, we will have conferences this year! The board has voted to combine the north chapter conference and the central chapter conference into an online spring conference which will be held on multiple days in April focused on food, water, and onsite wastewater CEU's. Additional information will be released as soon as possible. Please keep a lookout. We are also planning to move forward with the southern chapter conference and the November AEC in Starved Rock, both in person. Should we be unable to hold these, we will move to an online format.

For those of you unaware, there is a new proposed cottage food bill in Illinois. Here are a few quick takeaways. It will remove the home kitchen verbiage and incorporating home kitchens into the cottage food act. More powers to allow local health departments to address issues and concerns including lab testing. Ability to sell at more locations including fairs, festivals, public events, online (not out of state), from homes, etc. Butter cream will be the only addition to the foods list added.

One last note, please wish our colleague, Lenore Killam, the best of luck as she starts the process of defending her dissertation.

Don't forget to send in your renewals for membership for 2021.

I wish health and safety to you and your families during the upcoming holiday season!

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Best Wishes,
Justin Dwyer, IEHA President