HB2331 Eliminates Frozen Dessert Licensing

On June 30, 2022, Governor Parson signed HB2331, which among other things eliminates frozen dessert licensing requirements for food establishments and processors.  The change becomes effective August 28, 2022.  The Department of Health and Senior Services is in the process of winding down its frozen dessert licensing operations and communicating directly with licensees, state/local inspectors, and other affected partners.  It is important to note that House Bill 2331 does not exempt food-related businesses from inspection or other food safety regulations.  Food related-businesses will continue to be inspected by applicable federal/state/local inspectors using the same processes and frequencies that were previously in place.  No public health/inspection services will adversely be affected as a result of the change in law.