Does Anyone Have Update On California Cottage Foods Law?

Business By bnbmom Updated 25 Nov 2012 , 12:31am by Tmaree

bnbmom Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 3:45am
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i was just wondering if we have made any headway in getting a bill passed for california bakers?

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kelleym Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 2:19pm
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Check out these pages. The Sustainable Economies Law Center is the group that is spearheading the effort.

jason_kraft Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 3:50pm
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Considering trans fats are banned here I doubt CA will pass a cottage food law, there would be too much oversight required and county health departments are already understaffed. Unless the CFL imposed significant fees or taxes that paid for the additional health dept headcount required.

kelleym Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 5:22pm
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Yes, I had a lot of people tell me Texas would never pass a cottage food law also. Good thing I didn't give up when they told me that. icon_smile.gif

jason_kraft Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 5:30pm
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The difference is that TX has no law banning trans fats, so a CFL that allowed home bakers to operate without oversight was possible. A similar law cannot exist in CA because of the trans fat ban.

Of course a CA CFL is still possible, but it would have to require (and pay for) home kitchen inspections.

kelleym Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 5:33pm
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There are plenty of differences between California and Texas. icon_biggrin.gif

But seriously, there are smart people working on this. Nothing is impossible, unless you give up. Then everything is impossible.

jason_kraft Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 5:42pm
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An organization called the Sustainable Economies Law Center is working to get a CFL bill drafted in CA next year, if you want to help you can donate here:

EDIT: Oops, must have missed Kelley's earlier post with this link. icon_smile.gif

kelleym Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 5:49pm
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That is exactly the information I posted upthread.

carync Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 8:54pm
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You might also want to follow the Facebook page for the CA Cottage Food Law...updates are sometimes posted there also!

bnbmom Posted 25 Oct 2011 , 1:36am
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Thanks for all the reply's everyone, it really helps.

Tmaree Posted 25 Nov 2012 , 12:31am
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A I cannot recall the exact online article I read, but it has passed and will be in effect Jan 2013!! :D

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