Animals????? Ohio Cottage Law

Business By Laurussw Updated 28 Jan 2015 , 11:23am by costumeczar

Laurussw Posted 23 Jan 2015 , 11:58am
post #1 of 7

Hello! May we have animals in our home if we're baking and selling and operating under the Ohio Cottage Law????   Many thanks!!!!

6 replies
lisatipperoo Posted 23 Jan 2015 , 1:04pm
post #2 of 7

Hi! Yes, under Cottage Food Law we can bake and sell from our homes if we have animals, but we cannot get a License if we have animals. Therefore, we have to stick to the list of acceptable foods to sell without a license, which does not include cheesecakes or anything refrigerated. I've attached the PDF of Ohio Food Laws. You can also check out the Licensing section of the Ohio Department of Agriculture's page for more information on a Licensed Kitchen. :-) 

 

http://www.agri.ohio.gov/apps/odalicensing/odalicensing.aspx?div=Food%20Safety (Licensing)

 

http://www.agri.ohio.gov/foodsafety/docs/cottage_Food_Rules_final6-09.pdf (Food Laws)

 

Both of these pages are current. Happy baking!

MimiFix Posted 23 Jan 2015 , 3:41pm
post #3 of 7

Just a word of caution: It is very difficult to keep a kitchen and products free of pet fur. Even though our permits allow animals (I live in NY), customers can be quite unforgiving if they find evidence of pets. I've heard enough stories to know these unhappy customers will probably not tell you, but will revel in telling friends, relatives, neighbors, coworkers, Facebook, etc, about their unpleasant experience. 

cakebaby2 Posted 27 Jan 2015 , 10:38am
post #4 of 7

Too true Mimi, even transfer from clothes taken to another location can be a problem..ask anyone with a labrador or GSD what their work chair looks like 30 miles from home.

costumeczar Posted 28 Jan 2015 , 1:22am
post #5 of 7

I have a cat because we live near the woods and a creek and if I don't have a cat I get mice. You have to be really careful to make sure your surfaces are all cleaned off before you start working. Some tips are:

1. Only get a black cat so you can see any fur.

2. Get a cat with a bad hip so they can't jump on counters. Or one with three legs, that works too.

3. I'm not kidding about the three legs.

cakebaby2 Posted 28 Jan 2015 , 6:23am
post #6 of 7

Quote:

Originally Posted by costumeczar 
 

I have a cat because we live near the woods and a creek and if I don't have a cat I get mice. You have to be really careful to make sure your surfaces are all cleaned off before you start working. Some tips are:

1. Only get a black cat so you can see any fur.

2. Get a cat with a bad hip so they can't jump on counters. Or one with three legs, that works too.

3. I'm not kidding about the three legs.

Iol! I had a cat with three legs (back left missing) she could could jump through the kitchen window with an adult rabbit in her jaws to feed the 6 little ratty kittens she sneaked in to give birth to in my laundry.

Two legs ...much safer?

costumeczar Posted 28 Jan 2015 , 11:23am
post #7 of 7

Quote:

Originally Posted by cakebaby2 
 

Iol! I had a cat with three legs (back left missing) she could could jump through the kitchen window with an adult rabbit in her jaws to feed the 6 little ratty kittens she sneaked in to give birth to in my laundry.

Two legs ...much safer?


2 legs will work! Maybe there's a difference between two back legs and two front legs...

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%