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 unlike most states, baked goods made with fresh fruit are not allowed. 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 to the cottage food law (SB 696) is currently in the 2015 legislative session. It attempts to add canned foods to the law, while also allowing sales at farmers markets and increasing the sales limit to over $50,000. In exchange, it adds a number of requirements for producers, like getting training and submitting labels for each product. A less restrictive version of this bill (SB 1915) was introduced in 2014, but it did not pass.
Baked goods with fresh fruit or meat are not allowed.
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
- November 2013
- HB 1094