Bloggers have stirred up concerns the Federal Government is targeting home storage centers.
The Church's news release reads, "Over the past several weeks, misinformation and unnecessary concern has been circulating on blogs, over social media channels and by email regarding changes in operations at the Church's home storage centers, which are located in the U.S. and Canada.
Bloggers claim the Federal Government was targeting the Church with unfair regulations.
"Sounds like internet rumors to me. It sounds like the Church isn't in any threat under the government and that people are starting rumors," said Scott Baird from Cedar Hills.
These concerns were apparently sparked when the Church began making changes to, "all but 12 of the church's 101 home storage centers...patrons will no longer self-can products, but they may purchase these same items pre-canned or prepackaged at no additional cost," the news release states.
"The Church's official statements is what we need to look at. They know better than some of the bloggers," said Jason Robinson from Mapleton.
The bloggers articles to contain some truth. Regulations from the Federal Government are urging the Church to make changes, but Church spokeswoman Ruth Todd says the Federal Government is not harassing the Church.
The news release continues, "The change is taking place because of safety regulation."
"I suppose if you really wanted to find out what's going on you would want to go to the source the owners of the cannery and the Church is the owner," Baird said.
Click on the attached link to read the Church's news release.
Note: A Cannery is a place where wet goods are canned. A home storage center is a place where dry goods are packed and canned.