Ks: Home Baking Laws

Business By ajwonka Updated 28 Aug 2011 , 1:49am by ajwonka

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ajwonka Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 5:35pm
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When I started baking last year I called and was told Kansas allowed home bakers under the farmer's market clause. No perishable, no raw eggs, only sell directly to consumer, subject to inspection, etc. Is this the definition of a cottage food law that I read about on CC? Or is it called something else?

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bonniebakes Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 6:05pm
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I could be wrong, but I believe it is not the same as a cottage foods law. The way I understand it, Cottage foods laws are not specific only to farmers markets.

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ajwonka Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 6:16pm
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We don't have to sell at farmer's market but are legal under the stipulations that apply to farmer's market sellers. Hope that makes sense!

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jason_kraft Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 6:23pm
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According to page 9 of the KS food code, selling homemade food of any kind is only allowed for a religious or charitable organization bake sale, not for direct sales to the public.


A kitchen in a private home if only FOOD that is not POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS FOOD, is prepared for sale or service at a function such as a
religious or charitable organizations bake sale if allowed by LAW and if the
CONSUMER is informed by a clearly visible placard at the sales or service
location that the FOOD is prepared in a kitchen that is not subject to regulation
and inspection by the REGULATORY AUTHORITY;

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ajwonka Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 1:49am
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Hmmm. Totally contradicts the letter I have from the dept of Ag.

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