SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Dawn Addis (D-Morro Bay) introduced Assembly Bill 1833, the California-Grown Mushroom Act.
“California is the second largest mushroom producer in the world,” said Addis. “It's vital that mushroom consumers are provided transparency and that California’s farmers are recognized. My bill AB 1833 will create marketplace transparency and recognition via a labeling system that lets consumers know if their mushrooms are produced right here in the Golden State. I’m proud to author this important bill that will create the first-ever grown in California label for California’s mushroom industry.”
AB 1833 tackles misleading marketing practices for mushroom products by creating a “California Grown” designation. Its sponsors include the California Certified Organic Farmers and Far West Fungi, a family-run business.
“California farmers face some of the highest production costs in the world,” said Erin Raser, Operations Manager at Far West Fungi. “This bill would increase transparency for California consumers that want to support local farms and give farmers a marketing tool to distinguish their product.”
AB 1833 now awaits referral to policy committee.
Dawn Addis was elected to the California State Assembly in 2022 to represent the coastal 30th Assembly District, which includes large portions of San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties and the south-eastern area of Santa Cruz County.
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