Indiana’s laws are restrictive in that sales are only allowed at farmers markets and roadside stands. Aside from that, however, the laws are quite lenient. They allow for any food below a certain pH value or water activity level, which basically allows nearly any kind of non-potentially hazardous food. There is no registration, fees, or process to get setup, and there is no limitation to how much a vendor can sell.
A vendor may take pre-orders (over the internet, for instance), but they can only deliver them to a farmers market or roadside stand.
Any food with a pH value of less than 4.6 and a water activity value of less than 0.85 is allowed.
Low sugar jams and jellies, as well as pumpkin and pear fruit butters, may not be allowed.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
"This product is home produced and processed and the production area has not been inspected by the State Department of Health." (10-point type)
Forrager Cookie Company
123 Chewy Way, Cookietown, IN 73531
Ingredients: enriched flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), butter (cream, salt), semi-sweet chocolate (sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, milkfat, soy lecithin, natural flavors), brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract (vanilla bean extract, alcohol, sugar), baking soda, salt (salt, calcium silicate)
Produced on 12/3/2016
NET WT 2 lb 4 oz (1.02 kg)
In addition to net weight, the label must also include the volume of the product.
If a labeling a product isn’t practical (e.g. the product isn’t packaged), the vendor may place a placard with the same information up at the point of sale.
- July 2009
- HEA 1309