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Minnesota SF 4500

Would exempt producers from needing a handwashing sink when providing pre-packaged samples.

Alaska HB 251

Would allow producers to sell many types of perishable foods as well as all non-perishable foods. Would allow indirect sales of non-perishable foods in stores. Would amend the labeling requirements.

Illinois SB 3544

Would allow a cottage food operation to sell from a “mobile farmers market” (similar to a food truck). Would allow oversight for those who live in an area without a health department.

Hawaii HB 1591

Would create a new law to allow “microenterprise home kitchen operations” (AKA micro-restaurants) to sell ready-to-eat meals and food.

Hawaii – SB 2106

Similar to HB 2144. Would create a law for Hawaii’s existing cottage food rules.  Would allow direct, online, and indirect sales of all nonperishable foods.  Would allow producers to sell dried, freeze-dried, acidified, fermented, and low-acid foods in certain cases. Would require producers to register with the health department. Would add labeling requirements.

Washington SB 5107

Would increase the annual sales limit from $35,000 to $50,000. Would increase the sales limit every 2 years to account for inflation, instead of every 4 years.

Massachusetts H 758

Similar to H 915. Would allow producers to sell nonperishable products directly to consumers within the state, without needing a license or permit from the health department.

Michigan HB 5024

Would allow online sales and in-state shipping if the customer can interact with the producer face-to-face (in-person or virtually). Would allow a producer to use a registration number instead of their home address on labels. Would increase the annual sales limit from $25,000 to $43,000. Would increase the sales limit each year to account for… [read more]

Illinois SB 2617

Would allow oversight for those who live in an area without a health department.

Illinois HB 4121

Would allow interstate sales. Would potentially allow indirect sales in some counties.

Washington HB 1706

Would create a new law to allow “microenterprise home kitchen operations” (AKA micro-restaurants) to sell ready-to-eat meals and food.

Illinois HB 4280

Would allow oversight for those who live in an area without a health department.

New York S 1057

Would create a new law to allow “home kitchen operations” (AKA micro-restaurants) to sell ready-to-eat meals and food.

Hawaii – SB 756

Likely has been replaced by HB 2144. Would create a law for Hawaii’s existing cottage food rules.  Would allow direct, online, and indirect sales of all nonperishable foods.  Would allow the direct sale of some perishable foods. Would allow producers to sell dried, freeze-dried, acidified, fermented, and low-acid foods in certain cases. Would require producers… [read more]

Georgia HB 583

Would be a significant improvement to their cottage food law. Would allow indirect sales of products. Would remove the requirement to get a kitchen inspection. Might remove the requirement to get a cottage food license and take a food safety course. Would allow a producer to avoid putting their home address on labels.

California SB 972

Would remove the sales limits for both the cottage food and MEHKO laws. Would also remove the production limits for MEHKOs. Would also allow mobile food facilities to operate under the MEHKO law.

Michigan HB 5704

Would allow products to be sold online and be shipped. Would also allow products to be sold in food service establishments. Would also remove the $25k sales limit. Allows a producer to use a registration number on labels instead of their name and home address.