The legislative representative keeps the unit informed of current government issues regarding children with concern to PTA's effective participation in local, state, and national government. The representative presents (once a year) a legislative slate from the State PTA to be voted on byu our association. The representative then goes to the State Convention and participates in the state election and votes representing SOCES PTA.
The use of some products of the starch industry, particularly in foods, may be governed by both European and national food legislation. As this does change, albeit slowly, reference should be made to recent information. Modified starch for food use is restricted in terms of the chemical reagents which may be used for modification, their amount, the extent of the resultant modification and the permitted levels of undesirable by-products or residues. Non-food starches to be used in paper for foodstuff packaging are also restricted.