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Oklahoma

Oklahoma passed a cottage food law in 2013 (HB 1094 – The Home Bakery Act of 2013), which is a fairly restrictive law. Producers can only sell certain types of baked goods, and sales are limited to $20,000 per year, but no license from the health department is required.

Unfortunately, producers may only sell at their home. This ruling has caused a lot of controversy because there is not language in the law to back it up, but the health department has taken a firm stand that that is their interpretation of the law.

In addition, the “Oklahoma Honey Sales Act” (SB 716) went into effect in 2013, which allows small-scale honey producers to sell without much regulation.

An amendment bill (SB 696) did not pass in 2015, which would have allowed more types of cottage food businesses and sales venues. However, it was not popular with some people using the current law, as it would have forced them to get trained and submit product labels before continuing their business. A less restrictive version of this bill (SB 1915) also did not pass in 2014. For updates, check out this facebook page.

Selling

Allowed Foods

Baked goods with meat are not allowed, and products cannot have fresh fruit added after baking.

Only "non-potentially hazardous" foods are allowed, but certain non-PHFs may not be allowed. Most foods that don't need to be refrigerated (foods without meat, cheese, etc.) are considered non-potentially hazardous. Learn more

Limitations

Limitations
Sales are limited to $20,000 per year

Labeling

Sample Label

Chocolate Chip Cookies

"Made in a home food establishment that is not licensed by the State Department of Health"


Forrager Cookie Company

123 Chewy Way, Cookietown, OK 73531

Resources

Law Dates
November 2013
HB 1094
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Comments

I’ve read every comment. It’s pretty clear what can/cannot be sold from your home. My front yard is part of my home. Can I set up a table/tent with pre-packaged goodies in my front yard? How about my porch? And why can’t I put a sign in my yard that advertise goodies are sold here?

    Zoning laws restrict what type of business activities can be conducted at homes, which is intended to provide separation between residential and business areas. If you live in a neighborhood, you should ask your planning division (or whatever dept regulated zoning) about what you are allowed to do.

I posted under the Arkasnas page eariler but since my address will be Oklahoma I moved to over here. I really would like to bake pies from home to sell butni cannot fathom making anywhere near 20000. My address is right on the border in Roland OK so I would like to sell in Ft.Smith Arkansas farmermarkets as well.

With less than the limit will I need a license or any other paperwork?
Will it be okay for me to drive 2 miles and sell to my community on farmers market days? I know Arkansas has little to no regulations compared to Oklahoma. Thank you in advance!

    It’s unlikely that you will be able to sell your homemade food in Arkansas, but you should confirm that by contacting the health dept in the county that you want to sell in.

    Actually Arkansas does have regulations, just fewer restrictions. But one of their restrictions is no interstate sales, so I doubt they will allow sales from other states.

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