Governor João Doria signed this Wednesday (23) the regulatory decree of Law 17.453/2021, which updates the legislation and simplifies the registration, in the state of São Paulo, of artisanal producers of food of animal origin, based on milk, meats, eggs and honey. The regulation offers a greater volume of artisanal production, reducing the bureaucracy of the process and creating differentiated ranges of micro, mini and small artisanal producers of food of animal origin.
“The decree formalizes and regulates artisanal production. Several products from São Paulo were awarded in France, at the most important festivals in the world, but the regulations were lacking. With it, the sales capillarity increases, there are more results and more production, even artisanal”, highlighted Doria.
Artisanal cheese producers, for example, will be able to increase the amount of merchandise by up to five times compared to current rules, always subject to health inspections by the Center for Inspection of Products of Animal Origin (Cipoa).
The previous law allowed the handling of a maximum of 300 liters of raw milk per day per artisanal producer. This limit will now be 1,500 liters per day. In the case of raw milk, the raw material may be stored for periods not exceeding 48 hours, in refrigerated environments.
Artisanal producers will be able to handle up to 200 kg of meat daily; up to 350 kg of fish, molluscs and crustaceans a day; 250 dozen eggs a day and 12,000 kg of honey and hive products a year.
Within the established limits, the law also creates three categories of artisanal producers: micro – up to 20% of the production limit; mini – from 20% to 50% of the limit; and small – above 50%.
The new regulation also allows artisanal agro-industries located in urban areas to qualify for SISP registration, which previously almost always happened in rural areas. In addition, the decree offers the possibility of agreements between the State and municipalities that have their own sanitary inspection services, expanding and streamlining food safety processes.
On February 15, a resolution was jointly signed by the Secretariats of Agriculture and Supply, Infrastructure and Environment, and Justice and Citizenship instituting the Certificate of Agroecological Transition and Organic Production. 11 certificates were delivered to organic producers in the state. The initiative aims to encourage farmers to adhere to agroecology and organic production policies in São Paulo.