I realize this may vary by area but generally speaking.....
Does "cottage food" mean produced by a baker from thier home without a license? I was reading some info and it really confused me. I thought if your area had a cottage food law that you were able to license your home kitchen. Am I way off base or are there 2 different types of home businesses out there? I am a hobbyist but since WA state is working on a cottage food law I was interested in being able to charge."Thanks!
You need to call your local health department for a true and accurate explaination.
There is a cottage food law working its way through the system in WA:
From what I've seen there are three basic categories of food production laws: the most liberal allows people to make food in their home kitchen without an inspection as long as the food is labeled as such; there is a middle ground where a home inspection is required, but the inspection is not as critical as for regular commercial kitchens; and finally, in states without cottage food laws, it may still be possible for a kitchen on your home property to pass inspection as long as relatively strict requirements are met.