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post #286 of 435
Just now being informed, after talking to all the necessary departments, that I need a separate kitchen. Why didn't they mention this tiny detail when I spoke with them before?!? That would have saved me a lot of heartache and wasted hours of researching and preparing my vdacs paperwork.

These requirements should be readily available online (imho).

I'm so disappointed.
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post #287 of 435
Quantico VA state inspection required 100$ annual fee takes about a month to get inspection done I will post more info when I get my paperwork Havelock and New Bern NC free state inspection required both places no other license required.
post #288 of 435
I saw on the list that south Carolina is a no go. Is that a deffinate or may it be like missouri where it varies by county. South Carolina is hard to start in anyway, they dont accept DBA's or tradenames so you have to register with the secretary of state which after a month of dealing with them I still have made no progress its like pulling teeth!!!
post #289 of 435
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Originally Posted by MimiFix

In NY, including NYC, the Dept of Ag and Markets allows home-based baking. This is a state regulation so it's allowed in every county. The products are limited to non-hazardous foods - that is, foods not needing refrigeration.

The website page is not easy to understand, full of contradictions, but if you live in NY, call one of the regional offices for help. http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us/FS/consumer/processor.html

Also, I maintain a Facebook page with a separate discussion area for NY home-based food businesses. People can post questions and receive help from fellow business owners in NY. http://www.facebook.com/pages/BakingFix/150393868317261

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I had to check this out because I had checked into it about a year and a half ago and didn't remember any changes being made since then and it's the same as I remember. Basically this is to sell not potentially hazardous food items, made in a residential kitchen, at farmer's markets and stands. It doesn't seem to allow for the sale of goods to individuals out of the home. Besides, can you really see someone setting up a farm stand anywhere in Manhattan or the boroughs? lol icon_smile.gif Not looking to start trouble but please be careful with this as NYS has a lot of farm area upstate.

Having lived in Brooklyn for 27 years, I'm fmiliar with much of NYC/boroughs and since my in-laws have houses in Hobart, NY and Stamford, NY I'm familiar with Delaware County.
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post #290 of 435
Actually, Sugar_Plum_Fairy, it does seem incongruous for us to say NYC and farms in the same sentence but there are greenmarkets all over the city. NYS Ag & Mkts does allow for retail sales in farm stands, greenmarkets and other agricultural venues. One of my students lives in a teeny apartment in Brooklyn, bakes cookies and muffins, and makes a living by selling her baked goods in these markets.

You are right, the rules don't allow for sales out of one's home, but selling retail at any of the numerous greenmarkets is allowed.

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post #291 of 435
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Originally Posted by MimiFix

Actually, Sugar_Plum_Fairy, it does seem incongruous for us to say NYC and farms in the same sentence but there are greenmarkets all over the city. NYS Ag & Mkts does allow for retail sales in farm stands, greenmarkets and other agricultural venues. One of my students lives in a teeny apartment in Brooklyn, bakes cookies and muffins, and makes a living by selling her baked goods in these markets.

You are right, the rules don't allow for sales out of one's home, but selling retail at any of the numerous greenmarkets is allowed.



Not meaning to hijack this thread, so I'll end it here, but aren't those small markets (greenmarkets) only one or two days a week during Spring and Summer? And again, for the purposes of this thread, it would only be sales at farmers markets, greenmarkets, etc. Not out of a residential kitchen.
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post #292 of 435
There have been lots of changes in how people shop and eat

GrowNYC sponsors 49 greenmarkets; approx 30 are open year round, 1-3 days per week http://www.grownyc.org/files/gmkt/map.pdf

Community Markets runs 29 markets throughout the NYC area, some are summer only, some open year round http://www.communitymarkets.biz/index.php

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post #293 of 435
Geez, you leave a place for 14 years and they change everything!!! icon_wink.gif

(Darn! Think I just gave away my age.) icon_sad.gif
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post #294 of 435
Just came across info about Texas trying to pass a Cottage Food Bill and they are looking for support I think is up for vote March 30
website http://www.texascottagefoodlaw.com
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post #295 of 435
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Since there are so many problems with the attachment here, and this thread is so large, please just go to http://www.texascottagefoodlaw.com/facts.htm . This page contains a list of all known states that allow legal home baking businesses, as well as those with legislation pending. If your state is not listed on this page, it's most likely a "No", but as always, you should check with your local Health Department or Department of Agriculture to confirm.
post #296 of 435
It's not on the list, but New York allows home baking. http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us/FS/consumer/processor.html

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post #297 of 435
Kellem ...I went to the link that you give, but do not understand what it means icon_sad.gif English is not my native language. icon_sad.gif can someone explain what it means in reference to Florida? I live in Miami. Is it finally allow to bake at home for business purpose?
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Section 21. Paragraphs (j) through (z) of subsection (1) 410 of section 500.03, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as 411 paragraphs (l) through (bb), respectively, present paragraphs 412 (n) and (p) are amended, and new paragraphs (j) and (k) are 413 added to that subsection, to read: 414
500.03 Definitions; construction; applicability.¡X 415
(1) For the purpose of this chapter, the term: 416
(j) "Cottage food operation" means a natural person who 417 produces or packages cottage food products at his or her 418 residence and sells such products in accordance with s. 500.80. 419
(k) "Cottage food product" means food that is not a 420
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potentially hazardous food as defined by department rule which 421 is sold by a cottage food operation in accordance with s. 422 500.80. 423
(p)(n) "Food establishment" means any factory, food 424 outlet, or any other facility manufacturing, processing, 425 packing, holding, or preparing food or selling food at wholesale 426 or retail. The term does not include any business or activity 427 that is regulated under s. 500.80, chapter 509, or chapter 601. 428 The term includes tomato packinghouses and repackers but does 429 not include any other establishments that pack fruits and 430 vegetables in their raw or natural states, including those 431 fruits or vegetables that are washed, colored, or otherwise 432 treated in their unpeeled, natural form before they are 433 marketed. 434
(r)(p) "Food service establishment" means any place where 435 food is prepared and intended for individual portion service, 436 and includes the site at which individual portions are provided. 437 The term includes any such place regardless of whether 438 consumption is on or off the premises and regardless of whether 439 there is a charge for the food. The term includes delicatessens 440 that offer prepared food in individual service portions. The 441 term does not include schools, institutions, fraternal 442 organizations, private homes where food is prepared or served 443 for individual family consumption, retail food stores, the 444 location of food vending machines, cottage food operations, and 445 supply vehicles, nor does the term include a research and 446 development test kitchen limited to the use of employees and 447 which is not open to the general public. 448
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Section 22. Subsection (1) of section 500.121, Florida 449 Statutes, is amended to read: 450
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(1) In addition to the suspension procedures provided in 452 s. 500.12, if applicable, the department may impose a fine not 453 to exceed exceeding $5,000 against any retail food store, or 454 food establishment, or cottage food operation that violates has 455 violated this chapter, which fine, when imposed and paid, shall 456 be deposited by the department into the General Inspection Trust 457 Fund. The department may revoke or suspend the permit of any 458 such retail food store or food establishment if it is satisfied 459 that the retail food store or food establishment has: 460
(a) Violated any of the provisions of this chapter. 461
(b) Violated or aided or abetted in the violation of any 462 law of this state governing or applicable to retail food stores 463 or food establishments or any lawful rules of the department. 464
(c) Knowingly committed, or been a party to, any material 465 fraud, misrepresentation, conspiracy, collusion, trick, scheme, 466 or device whereby any other person, lawfully relying upon the 467 word, representation, or conduct of a retail food store or food 468 establishment, acts to her or his injury or damage. 469
(d) Committed any act or conduct of the same or different 470 character than that enumerated which constitutes fraudulent or 471 dishonest dealing. 472
Section 23. Section 500.80, Florida Statutes, is created 473 to read: 474
500.80 Cottage food operations.¡X 475
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(1)(a) A cottage food operation must comply with the 476 applicable requirements of this chapter but is exempt from the 477 permitting requirements of s. 500.12 if the cottage food 478 operation complies with this section and has annual gross sales 479 of cottage food products that do not exceed $15,000. 480
(b) For purposes of this subsection, a cottage food 481 operation's annual gross sales include all sales of cottage food 482 products at any location, regardless of the types of products 483 sold or the number of persons involved in the operation. A 484 cottage food operation must provide the department, upon 485 request, with written documentation to verify the operation's 486 annual gross sales. 487
(2) A cottage food operation may not sell or offer for 488 sale cottage food products over the Internet, by mail order, or 489 at wholesale. 490
(3) A cottage food operation may only sell cottage food 491 products which are prepackaged with a label affixed that 492 contains the following information: 493
(a) The name and address of the cottage food operation. 494
(b) The name of the cottage food product. 495
(c) The ingredients of the cottage food product, in 496 descending order of predominance by weight. 497
(d) The net weight or net volume of the cottage food 498 product. 499
(e) Allergen information as specified by federal labeling 500 requirements. 501
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(f) If any nutritional claim is made, appropriate 502 nutritional information as specified by federal labeling 503 requirements. 504
(g) The following statement printed in at least 10-point 505 type in a color that provides a clear contrast to the background 506 of the label: "Made in a cottage food operation that is not 507 subject to Florida's food safety regulations." 508
(4) A cottage food operation may only sell cottage food 509 products that it stores on the premises of the cottage food 510 operation. 511
(5) This section does not exempt a cottage food operation 512 from any state or federal tax law, rule, regulation, or 513 certificate that applies to all cottage food operations. 514
(6) A cottage food operation must comply with all 515 applicable county and municipal laws and ordinances regulating 516 the preparation, processing, storage, and sale of cottage food 517 products by a cottage food operation or from a person's 518 residence. 519
(7)(a) The department may investigate any complaint which 520 alleges that a cottage food operation has violated an applicable 521 provision of this chapter or rule adopted under this chapter. 522
(b) Only upon receipt of a complaint, the department's 523 authorized officer or employee may enter and inspect the 524 premises of a cottage food operation to determine compliance 525 with this chapter and department rules, as applicable. A cottage 526 food operation's refusal to permit the department's authorized 527 officer or employee entry to the premises or to conduct the 528 inspection is grounds for disciplinary action pursuant to s. 529
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501.160 Rental or sale of essential commodities during a 535 declared state of emergency; prohibition against unconscionable 536 prices.¡X 537
(icon_cool.gif Any violation of this section may be enforced by the 538 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the of
post #298 of 435
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Originally Posted by soledad

can someone explain what it means in reference to Florida? I live in Miami. Is it finally allow to bake at home for business purpose?


If the cottage food bill in FL passes and is signed into law (it hasn't yet) then you will be able to sell baked goods made at home as long as your income doesn't exceed $15,000/year. You also can't sell food over the internet, by mail order, or wholesale, and you have to clearly label your products as not subject to food safety inspections (final labeling guidelines will be forthcoming if the bill passes). The FL bill also says that you are still subject to municipal (city/town) laws and ordinances, so zoning could potentially still be an issue.
post #299 of 435
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Originally Posted by MimiFix

It's not on the list, but New York allows home baking. http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us/FS/consumer/processor.html



I've read and reread this so many times but it still doesn't look right to me. I've also called the Department of Health and Agriculture and they've said no.

Maybe it's just not in my area?
post #300 of 435
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Originally Posted by Atomikjen

Quote:
Originally Posted by MimiFix

It's not on the list, but New York allows home baking. http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us/FS/consumer/processor.html



I've read and reread this so many times but it still doesn't look right to me. I've also called the Department of Health and Agriculture and they've said no.

Maybe it's just not in my area?


The last paragraph on that page says:

The exemption relates only to Article 20-C licensing. The exempt firm will be subject to inspection by the Department of Agriculture and Markets.

This means that a home-based food business in NY does not necessarily need to purchase a license, but they must still pass inspection, same as in any other state without a cottage food law.
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