New: States That License Home Kitchens

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

Kimmers971 Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 2:01pm
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I couldn't locate any information regarding Delaware? Also is there an updated spreadsheet, the one here is 2 years old.

Thanks!

juro1234 Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 2:08pm
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Can anyone tell me who you contact in Wisconsin to get a permit?

Kitagrl Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 10:34pm
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Does anyone know if the "NO" states would license someone who changed their garage into a baking kitchen with everything done up to code?

cakebaby59 Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 8:43am
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I cannot get the list to open...does anyone know anything about what North Dakota requires? I would sure appreciate some info...and don't want to pay to find it with the denay outfit. I would only use it the one time and it isn't worth it to me...thanks...linda

JeannieLudwig Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 3:22am
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I'm from Ohio and am starting my own baking business in my home. I work full time at this point, so I wouldn't be baking a ton. In looking at the licensing for Ohio I'm having a hard time understanding how this works. I did see were you can not have pets. We have a small dog that doesn't shed. Can anyone give me some information on what I need to do or since I'm not doing it full time do I really need to get one at this time? I want to advertise in local paper and/or magazines, but not sure if I should if I don't have a license. Any response is greatly appreciated. : )

MamawJ Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 4:54pm
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Cut and pasted from the Florida Dept of Agriculture foodsafe website:

"Can one cook or prepare food at home to sell to the public?
Preparation of food for sale to the public must be in a facility in which there is complete separation of living quarters from food preparation facilities. The food preparation facility must be adequately equipped and fully satisfy all food facility requirements of Chapter 500, F.S., and section 5K-4, F.A.C."

I guess it would be a 'no' in Florida, too! Not surprising, though.....Statoe of Florida will squeeze every nickle they can out of you!!!!!

Tiffany2005 Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 10:59pm
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could someone let me know if i can do cakes from home ,downloaded but something is wrong with it there are no words only symbols all over page , i live in florida ,crecent city

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 11:13pm
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Tiffany, I do not live in Florida but I went back to page 3 in this post and Florida was a no

Tiffany2005 Posted 20 Jul 2010 , 4:35am
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Tiffany, I do not live in Florida but I went back to page 3 in this post and Florida was a no


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mccorda Posted 27 Jul 2010 , 1:30am
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Michigan is now a yes. The Cottage Food Industry law was passed July 2010.
This is from the article (http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20100712%2FNEWS05%2F7120336%2F1322%2FHomemade-foods-for-sale&-2-state-bills-to-OK-it-today&template=fullarticle) in the Detroit Free Press July 12, 2010:

"...Baked goods, jam and jellies, candy, vinegar, dried fruit, herbs and mixes made in your kitchen could all be sold publicly provided they are properly labeled to reflect that they are homemade and identify all ingredients under guidelines provided by the state.

The new measures will allow people to sell their goods publicly at farmers markets, roadside stands, county fairs, flea markets and festivals without a state Department of Agriculture license. An individual residence could make up to $15,000 gross annually from such sales, which could help some families with good bakers and cooks make ends meet or spur the creation of entrepreneurs...
...The new law would allow residents to use their home kitchens without a state license. Gross earnings above $15,000 annually in sales would require the operation move into the licensed kitchen category, said Byron Beerbower, compliance manager for the food and dairy division of the state agriculture department...
...The new law requires food packages to be labeled with the name and address of the operation, and the food product and ingredients listed on the label in descending order of predominance by weight. The net weight or net volume of the product, allergen information and "Made in a home kitchen that has not been inspected by the Michigan department of agriculture" also must be on the label.

Beerbower said although residents can sell their goods at farmers markets and roadside stands, they cannot sell them at grocery stores or restaurants unless they have a license. He said enforcement of the new law will be based on complaints investigated by the state agriculture department. He said officials probably will have to work with county prosecutors or the agriculture office if an operation needs to be shut down..."

808hedda Posted 27 Jul 2010 , 1:44am
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Anyone know about Hawaii County?

beginner1933 Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 9:13pm
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This web link will give you a list of state agency website to determine your how to find rules for where you live.
http://cake-business.com/blog/2007/05/what-are-the-permits-needed-for-a-home-bakery/

beginner1933 Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 9:27pm
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Can anyone tell me who you contact in Wisconsin to get a permit?





Based upon what I saw online, it is illegal

frogcooke Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 9:18pm
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the Massachusetts regulations have changed as far as "baking" in the home ... you have to use an industrial kitchen (basiclly one one not used for family use) you can get cake from an outside source and decorate in your home but not bake


Does this vary by county or is it a state wide thing??

I cant really find anything on my city's website. Im in Worcester. I can find applications for food permits and stuff but nothing on the what is and isnt allowed regarding home bakeries etc.

It not something i have really done, but at some point in the future I may want to. But couldnt find it on their site...

AvaSweetCakes Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 4:54am
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Wyoming is a yes! thumbs_up.gif

SweetDreamsBoutique Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 5:47pm
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In addition it states that you can sell at craft shows and non profit events. Do you know how to find out what the government run Farmers Markets?




Where did you find the info? The state farmer's markets are Atlanta, Macon, Augusta, Savannah, and Thomasville. I am curious to know about the craft shows.

Thanks!

Delectable_Impressions Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 3:09pm
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but ive heard possibility of the law being changed... from my Wilton Instructor

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Originally Posted by MamawJ

Cut and pasted from the Florida Dept of Agriculture foodsafe website:

"Can one cook or prepare food at home to sell to the public?
Preparation of food for sale to the public must be in a facility in which there is complete separation of living quarters from food preparation facilities. The food preparation facility must be adequately equipped and fully satisfy all food facility requirements of Chapter 500, F.S., and section 5K-4, F.A.C."

I guess it would be a 'no' in Florida, too! Not surprising, though.....Statoe of Florida will squeeze every nickle they can out of you!!!!!


Erin3085 Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 1:13am
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Originally Posted by Delectable_Impressions

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but ive heard possibility of the law being changed... from my Wilton Instructor

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Originally Posted by MamawJ

Cut and pasted from the Florida Dept of Agriculture foodsafe website:

"Can one cook or prepare food at home to sell to the public?
Preparation of food for sale to the public must be in a facility in which there is complete separation of living quarters from food preparation facilities. The food preparation facility must be adequately equipped and fully satisfy all food facility requirements of Chapter 500, F.S., and section 5K-4, F.A.C."

I guess it would be a 'no' in Florida, too! Not surprising, though.....Statoe of Florida will squeeze every nickle they can out of you!!!!!




Oh my goodness...please keep us posted if you hear! I love it and would love to make money from it, but not enough to find somewhere besides my own kitchen to do it. :/

leafO Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 4:05am
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The link for utah is broken. I did some searching and Here is a link to the utah cottage food compliance lists.

http://ag.utah.gov/divisions/regulatory/foodcompliance.html#cottage

KrazyAboutCake Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 11:35pm
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Hello everyone,
I am still working on getting the Cottage Food Act passed in Florida. So far State Representative John Wood is interested in helping and after the elections in November Janet Long is also interested. I will be doing a phone interview on WFLA 97am in a couple of weeks. I have a meeting planned on September 11th, at 1:00pm at the Cheesecake Factory in Tampa at the International Mall. We will be discussing ways to get the whole state involved with getting this bill passed. We have been sending the letters to the state representatives and hope we can get more to support the bill. If anyone would like to come to the meeting please PM me with your RSVP.

Barb

jrules2426 Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 2:06am
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Thanks so much for this info! Thankfully, Michigan does not need a license!! icon_smile.gif

Allyssanb Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 3:16pm
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i know at one point that there was a push to change the cottage law in Maryland . i had gotten the information from my professor earlier this year but no luck in getting the changed at that point

melindak30 Posted 8 Sep 2010 , 12:24am
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SOUTH CAROLINA ::As defined in Regulation 61-25 an Occasional caterers do not need a permit under one condition. Occasional caterers shall provide food to a single client and shall not exceed four functions in a twelve-month period, do not possess a business license, and do not advertise.

Caterers that exceed the above will be required to obtain a permit.

I want to cater all of the time. I understand that I will have to obtain a permit under Regulation 61-25. Will you give me a permit for my home kitchen so that I can caterer more than is allowed for the occasional caterer?

It is very rare for a home kitchen to be permitted under Retail Food Establishment Regulation 61-25. This is because of the need for commercial hoods, commercial dish machines, approved commercial well or municipal water source, grease traps, approved wastewater disposal and other requirements of the regulation that most home kitchens cannot meet. One additional requirement is a separation of the family kitchen from the permitted kitchen is required. It is required by regulation that No operation of a retail food establishment shall be conducted in any room used as living or sleeping quarters(Regulation 61-25).

Resources available:

* Regulation 61-25 - Retail Food Establishments (pdf)

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Delectable_Impressions Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 2:21am
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I will.. it's still in the works tho, like on the table.. sigh, wish they would just vote already!!! javascript:emoticon('icon_biggrin.gif')

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Originally Posted by Erin3085

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Originally Posted by Delectable_Impressions

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but ive heard possibility of the law being changed... from my Wilton Instructor

Quote:
Originally Posted by MamawJ

Cut and pasted from the Florida Dept of Agriculture foodsafe website:

"Can one cook or prepare food at home to sell to the public?
Preparation of food for sale to the public must be in a facility in which there is complete separation of living quarters from food preparation facilities. The food preparation facility must be adequately equipped and fully satisfy all food facility requirements of Chapter 500, F.S., and section 5K-4, F.A.C."

I guess it would be a 'no' in Florida, too! Not surprising, though.....Statoe of Florida will squeeze every nickle they can out of you!!!!!




Oh my goodness...please keep us posted if you hear! I love it and would love to make money from it, but not enough to find somewhere besides my own kitchen to do it. :/


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kareninflorida Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 7:19pm
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Originally Posted by Erin3085

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Originally Posted by Delectable_Impressions

icon_sad.gif
but ive heard possibility of the law being changed... from my Wilton Instructor

Quote:
Originally Posted by MamawJ

Cut and pasted from the Florida Dept of Agriculture foodsafe website:

"Can one cook or prepare food at home to sell to the public?
Preparation of food for sale to the public must be in a facility in which there is complete separation of living quarters from food preparation facilities. The food preparation facility must be adequately equipped and fully satisfy all food facility requirements of Chapter 500, F.S., and section 5K-4, F.A.C."

I guess it would be a 'no' in Florida, too! Not surprising, though.....Statoe of Florida will squeeze every nickle they can out of you!!!!!




Oh my goodness...please keep us posted if you hear! I love it and would love to make money from it, but not enough to find somewhere besides my own kitchen to do it. :/




It's called the Florida Food Freedom Act, and you can read more about here: http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/aa/aa-26feb2010.htm

Brandiwyne31 Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 2:18pm
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I noticed there was a question mark for Kentucky...KY does NOT allow home permits. I didn't read all of the posts so I'm not sure if this was pointed out before or not.

homebasedbaking Posted 19 Oct 2010 , 9:46pm
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KY is limited to farmers or those in Agri-Business. There are restrictions, but those living in non-rural, urban areas cannot bake from home. If you want the specifics just email me I will send the pdf (reg).

nniles38 Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 9:06pm
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[quote="kelleym"] Can anyone open the Jan 2010 document (page 12) and maybe email it to me or post it again or something. I need a more up to date list than the one for 2008. I've got a news crew up in Jacksonville that is interested in doing a story on the Cottage Food law (or lack there of) in Florida. I'd like to be able to tell her which states have them, or how many at least.

Thanks!

nniles38 Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 9:08pm
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Nevermind ... figured it out... there was just one too many slashes in the address... here is the right one...

http://media.cakecentral.com/files/states_that_permit_home_bakeries_jan2010_157.pdf

[quote="nniles38"]

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Originally Posted by kelleym

Can anyone open the Jan 2010 document (page 12) and maybe email it to me or post it again or something. I need a more up to date list than the one for 2008. I've got a news crew up in Jacksonville that is interested in doing a story on the Cottage Food law (or lack there of) in Florida. I'd like to be able to tell her which states have them, or how many at least.

Thanks!


cupadeecakes Posted 10 Nov 2010 , 2:38am
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What do you mean by a home based kitchen? I built a 500 sq ft onto my house going through the zoning dept., and health department. I have a totally separate kitchen that is inspected, insured and legal. So I have two kitchens, our personal one and the commercial one. Just wanted to clarify that even in GA where it's listed as not legal, you can if it's done right. I was inspected by the health department for four years and now the dept of agriculture for the past 2 years. Thanks! Jen

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