New: States That License Home Kitchens

Business By kelleym Updated 17 Aug 2014 , 1:55pm by craftybanana

kelleym Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 11:07pm
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A Facebook page is incredibly effective, if someone is working it relentlessly. icon_rolleyes.gif

grandmomof1 Posted 11 Jun 2012 , 3:00pm
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South Carolina is now a CFL state.

jason_kraft Posted 11 Jun 2012 , 3:08pm
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South Carolina is now a CFL state.



Here is a link to the final bill, which takes effect immediately:
http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess119_2011-2012/bills/4689.htm

No wholesale allowed. If you make less than $500/year you don't have to do anything, if you make $500-$15,000/year you must apply to the state DOA for exemption from inspection and a label review, and if you make over $15K/year you are not covered under the CFL.

Congrats to SC home bakers!

For more info there is a Facebook page for the SC CFL:
https://www.facebook.com/SCCottageFoodLaw

grandmomof1 Posted 11 Jun 2012 , 3:23pm
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Thanks jason_kraft for posting the information on the SC CFL.

SherylB Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 10:25pm
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South Carolina Governor Haley signed the cottage food bill on June 7, 2012. If interested, please go to http://www.facebook.com/SCCottageFoodLaw to get more information on the requirements and how to get started. In response to a post about facebook not being an effective way to commuicate to others about getting a cottage food law passed in your state...I must tell you that IS the way we did it in SC! It spread all over the state through our facebook page. We also had an online petition that was very effective in convincing some reluctant Senators that their constituents wanted this law. We also used the state web site to send emails to our Senators and Representatives, and got as many people to do it as we could. We have a very small core group of women who went to their Senators and Representatives to ask them to sponsor the bill, and ended up with three bills in session at one point. All you need is one sponsor to get the bill going. When it goes to committee, be available to go and speak about what the bill would mean to your state. We started our cottage food law movement last August and now 10 months later, we have the law in place. So I say to the states who want this law...go for it!!!!

kelleym Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 11:20pm
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South Carolina Governor Haley signed the cottage food bill on June 7, 2012. If interested, please go to http://www.facebook.com/SCCottageFoodLaw to get more information on the requirements and how to get started. In response to a post about facebook not being an effective way to commuicate to others about getting a cottage food law passed in your state...I must tell you that IS the way we did it in SC! It spread all over the state through our facebook page. We also had an online petition that was very effective in convincing some reluctant Senators that their constituents wanted this law. We also used the state web site to send emails to our Senators and Representatives, and got as many people to do it as we could. We have a very small core group of women who went to their Senators and Representatives to ask them to sponsor the bill, and ended up with three bills in session at one point. All you need is one sponsor to get the bill going. When it goes to committee, be available to go and speak about what the bill would mean to your state. We started our cottage food law movement last August and now 10 months later, we have the law in place. So I say to the states who want this law...go for it!!!!



South Carolina tipped the scale - now more than half the states in the US have some sort of cottage food law. icon_smile.gif

cewolff Posted 18 Jun 2012 , 8:31pm
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Hi

Just joined today to see if I could get some advice on starting a home business. I want to do cupcakes and pullaparts. I've been decorating off and on for about 16 years.

Thought you should have more up to date info.

I'd appreciate any advice given!

Carol


This is a direct quote from the Division of Food Safety on the "Fresh from Florida" website.

During the 2011 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature enacted House Bill 7209 allowing individuals to manufacture, sell and store certain types of cottage food products in an unlicensed home kitchen. The Cottage Food law became effective on July 1, 2011. To better assist prospective cottage food operators, the Division of Food Safety (Division) created a draft guidance document which contains more detailed information regarding cottage food requirements. The Division plans to update this document as further information becomes available, so please check back often!

http://www.freshfromflorida.com/fs/CottageFoodAdvisoryMay%202012withFormNumber.pdf

Angel16193 Posted 19 Jun 2012 , 12:47am
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Hello, I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction to find out if Guam allowed home baking. I'm a military wife and would like to sell once there. Thanks

kelleym Posted 19 Jun 2012 , 12:48am
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Although I am not positive, I have heard from other military wives that you need to check with the Base Commander. If anyone else knows the procedure, please post!

YesToCupcakes Posted 19 Jun 2012 , 1:00am
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Let's get Wisconsin to pass this law too!!! Please click on the link below to sign the petition. If you have family or friends that live here, pass it along to them ..... we are almost there!!!!!!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/wisconsin-food-cottage-law/

Angel16193 Posted 20 Jun 2012 , 11:30am
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Just found out online that home baking and selling is legal in Guam. Of course there are inspections and fees, but I am super happy to be able to sell in Guam. You also have to have a seperate entrance from the outside of your house to the kitchen. The inspector isnt allowed to walk through private living spaces. As for on base, I do believe it has to be cleared through the base, but since I will not be living on base I am clear!

rdjr Posted 21 Jun 2012 , 5:00am
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Info for Texas is Incorrect, They do allow home bakeries, I went to the Fort Worth health department and they gave me a copy of the "rules" for a home baking bsuiness.

kelleym Posted 21 Jun 2012 , 5:03am
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Thank you for the update.

ChristieDC Posted 30 Jun 2012 , 12:09am
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Illinois should be green...found the ok for home bakeries directly from the link included in the chart and here is the section verifying it as it was a little difficult for me to find at first...

(C) Baked goods, such as, but not limited to,
breads, cookies, cakes, pies, and pastries are allowed. Only high-acid fruit pies that use the following fruits are allowed: apple, apricot, grape, peach, plum, quince, orange, nectarine, tangerine, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, boysenberry, cherry, cranberry, strawberry, red currants or a combination of these fruits. Fruit pies not listed may be produced by a cottage food operation provided their recipe has been tested and documented by a commercial laboratory, at the expense of the cottage food operation, as being not potentially hazardous, containing a pH equilibrium of less than 4.6. The following are potentially hazardous and prohibited from production and sale by a cottage food operation: pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, cheesecake, custard pies, creme pies, and pastries with potentially hazardous fillings or toppings.

The name of the section is:
PUBLIC HEALTH
(410 ILCS 625/) Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act.

kelleym Posted 30 Jun 2012 , 12:13am
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Yes, the old Excel spreadsheet is not being updated any more, as the thread is so large that people will never wade through it to find the most updated version, and there were repeated problems for some users trying to download the spreadsheet. This is the page where I keep all the information:
http://texascottagefoodlaw.com/Facts.aspx

Illinois allows sales at farmers markets only.

MimiFix Posted 30 Jun 2012 , 12:31am
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Kelley, New York should be added, we've had a cottage food law since the early 1970's. http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/FS/consumer/processor.html There are a few restrictions, but many people here earn a living with their Home Processor permit.

TheItalianBaker Posted 1 Jul 2012 , 6:45pm
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Hi , i didnt read the all answers but I found these informations about NEW MEXICO:

http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/fod/Food_Program/HomeBasedProcessing.htm

hope it can be useful!

chefsdc24 Posted 7 Jul 2012 , 11:14pm
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Just wanted to share that Michigan has adopted the cottage food law. Its was set into place in 2010. Here is the website for those interested http://www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-50772_45851-240577--,00.html#ProductList. I hope this helps anyone trying to start in Michigan, like me. icon_biggrin.gif

step0nmi Posted 7 Jul 2012 , 11:30pm
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Let's get Wisconsin to pass this law too!!! Please click on the link below to sign the petition. If you have family or friends that live here, pass it along to them ..... we are almost there!!!!!!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/wisconsin-food-cottage-law/




I know someone who is talking with the law makers (the person who started the petition) it IS in the works but apparently the Senate had to wait for some change over...maybe the paperwork is underway now! icon_wink.gif

YesToCupcakes Posted 8 Jul 2012 , 11:34am
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Originally Posted by YesToCupcakes

Let's get Wisconsin to pass this law too!!! Please click on the link below to sign the petition. If you have family or friends that live here, pass it along to them ..... we are almost there!!!!!!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/wisconsin-food-cottage-law/



I know someone who is talking with the law makers (the person who started the petition) it IS in the works but apparently the Senate had to wait for some change over...maybe the paperwork is underway now! icon_wink.gif




I actually have been in contact with her as well ... she has kind of become a "mentor" to me. They do have something written up but they wont be voting on it until beginning of next year. I'm trying to help her get as many signatures as I can on the petition so if you haven't signed it or know people that would, please help to pass it along icon_lol.gif

step0nmi Posted 8 Jul 2012 , 3:32pm
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Originally Posted by YesToCupcakes

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Originally Posted by step0nmi

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Originally Posted by YesToCupcakes

Let's get Wisconsin to pass this law too!!! Please click on the link below to sign the petition. If you have family or friends that live here, pass it along to them ..... we are almost there!!!!!!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/wisconsin-food-cottage-law/



I know someone who is talking with the law makers (the person who started the petition) it IS in the works but apparently the Senate had to wait for some change over...maybe the paperwork is underway now! icon_wink.gif



I actually have been in contact with her as well ... she has kind of become a "mentor" to me. They do have something written up but they wont be voting on it until beginning of next year. I'm trying to help her get as many signatures as I can on the petition so if you haven't signed it or know people that would, please help to pass it along icon_lol.gif




awesome! thumbs_up.gif yes, i share it as much as possible without spamming people! lol
Find me on Facebook "Stephanie's Custom Cakery" (i'm from Kenosha!)

Metropolitan Posted 20 Jul 2012 , 12:43am
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Georgia is now in the process of trying to pass a Cottage Food Law. Here are the specifics: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fagr.georgia.gov%2FData%2FSites%2F1%2Fmedia%2Fag_news%2Flegal_notices%2Ffiles%2F2012%2F40-7-19cottagefoodregulations7-2-12.pdf&h=7AQGHLmqO
You can also go to the Georgia Cottage Food Law Facebook page.

kariz0201 Posted 28 Jul 2012 , 8:21pm
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Originally Posted by MimiFix

Kelley, New York should be added, we've had a cottage food law since the early 1970's. http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/FS/consumer/processor.html There are a few restrictions, but many people here earn a living with their Home Processor permit.




I'm a bit confused about the laws in New York, I went to the link you posted but still don't understand. I bake for friends and family, but I am scared to bake for anyone else. My family is putting a lot of pressure on me to do it for profit because they've heard of several people that make a good living off of baking from their homes. I live in Westchester County and have been trying to get answers for months. All I keep getting is the run around. Any advice?

MimiFix Posted 29 Jul 2012 , 12:08am
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Greetings kariz, You are right, the NY Ag&Mkts page is difficult to understand. Mostly - the only allowed foods are ones that DO NOT NEED refrigeration. And you can sell wholesale with no restrictions; but retail sales are only allowed at agricultural venues.

I have two suggestions: Make a list of your questions and call the Albany phone number. Or, I teach Start & Run a Home-Based Food Business in several counties. See my classes page http://bakingfix.com/thefix/?page_id=2182

cupcakefixationwoman Posted 1 Aug 2012 , 8:48pm
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Hi,
I have been working on developing my recipes for over a year. My business model starts with Cottage Food License to fund a production space in the future. I accept the $15000/year gross earning limitation but object to the state requiring my recipes. Those recipes are then part of the public record and could be requested by anyone!!!
Anyone else come upon this requirement? It appears to be new as of the end of June. One other thing, if you add new recipes you have to submit them along with $75 so no giving one or two; if you don't submit it you may not sell it. I don't mind listing ingredients or processes but I do not want "trade secrets" I developed available to all.
Maybe other states do this...not sure? Suggestions? I think I am back to trying for a part time job for a long time to fund the production space. Sigh.
Thanks!

candyapplekc Posted 3 Aug 2012 , 11:55am
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Hi all,

I found this yesterday while looking up the progress for Maryland. I do not exactly now what this means so can someone with more knowlegde than I please explain it to me. The Maryland state governer Martin O'Mally signed bill 255 May 2, 2012 and it says it will take effect Oct 1, 2012. Does this mean the bill will be made law or it still has another part of the process to go through?

mlis.state.md.us/2012rs/billfile/sb0550.htm

jason_kraft Posted 3 Aug 2012 , 4:17pm
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Hi all,

I found this yesterday while looking up the progress for Maryland. I do not exactly now what this means so can someone with more knowlegde than I please explain it to me. The Maryland state governer Martin O'Mally signed bill 255 May 2, 2012 and it says it will take effect Oct 1, 2012. Does this mean the bill will be made law or it still has another part of the process to go through?

mlis.state.md.us/2012rs/billfile/sb0550.htm



The MD bill will become law on Oct 1, the governor signing the bill is the last step in the process.

candyapplekc Posted 3 Aug 2012 , 4:45pm
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Originally Posted by candyapplekc

Hi all,

I found this yesterday while looking up the progress for Maryland. I do not exactly now what this means so can someone with more knowlegde than I please explain it to me. The Maryland state governer Martin O'Mally signed bill 255 May 2, 2012 and it says it will take effect Oct 1, 2012. Does this mean the bill will be made law or it still has another part of the process to go through?

mlis.state.md.us/2012rs/billfile/sb0550.htm


The MD bill will become law on Oct 1, the governor signing the bill is the last step in the process.




Thank you. This is a good step in the right direction.

jesus-saves-us-7 Posted 16 Aug 2012 , 8:57pm
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Hello all! Does anyone know about Delaware? Greatly appreciated! icon_smile.gif

Scribbletime Posted 23 Sep 2012 , 11:02pm
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Georgia's new law just went into effect this month....September 2012. BUT as far as I know they are at this moment not trained and fully prepared to start issuing permits yet. That can change rapidly though.

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