Skip to main content

2022 Cottage Food Bills

Bill Status: Enacted Passed In Progress Failed
BillYearTypeStatusAbout
Arizona HB 27812022 Food FreedomFailed

Would have replaced the cottage food law with a food freedom law which would have allowed many types of perishable foods.

California SB 9722022 Cottage Food, Micro RestaurantIn Progress

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.

Connecticut SB 1872022 Cottage FoodEnacted

Increases the sales limit from $25k to $50k

Florida HB 7072022 Micro RestaurantFailed

Would have allowed micro-restaurants known as “home kitchen operations”.

Georgia SB 5782022 Micro RestaurantFailed

Would have allowed micro-restaurants to sell most types of perishable food items from home

Hawaii SB 28882022 Food FreedomFailed

Would have codified (put into law) Hawaii’s existing cottage food rules. Would have allowed direct, online, and indirect sales of all nonperishable foods. Would have allowed direct sales of perishable foods. Would have implemented a permit process with a fee.

Indiana HB 11492022 Cottage FoodEnacted

Greatly expands the cottage food law by allowing all direct sales of almost all nonperishable foods (except acidified canned goods), including online sales and in-state shipping.

Iowa HF 24312022 Food Freedom, Micro RestaurantEnacted

Changes “home bakeries” to “home food processing establishments”. Allows home food processing establishments to sell most types of homemade food, including perishable foods and items containing red meat and/or poultry (if the meat is from an approved source). Allows cottage food businesses to sell online and ship products. Allows cottage food businesses to sell acidified… [read more]

Louisiana HB 8282022 Cottage FoodEnacted

Increases the sales limit from $20k to $30k

Maryland HB 1782022 Cottage FoodEnacted

Increases the sales cap from $25k to $50k

Massachusetts H 4652022 Cottage FoodIn Progress

Similar to H 862. Would allow producers to sell nonperishable products directly to consumers within the state, without needing a license or permit from the health department.

Massachusetts H 8622022 Cottage FoodIn Progress

Similar to H 465. 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 56712022 Cottage FoodIn Progress

Would allow products to be sold online and be shipped. Would also increase sales limit from $25k to $100k.

Michigan HB 57042022 Cottage FoodIn Progress

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.

Mississippi HB 8142022 Cottage FoodFailed

Would have allowed online sales

Missouri HB 16972022 Cottage FoodEnacted

Allows online sales and in-state shipping for sales of baked goods, jams, jellies, & herbs. Removes the $50k sales limit.

Rhode Island H 71232022 Cottage FoodEnacted

Creates a new law to allow anyone (not just farmers) to register as a “cottage food manufacturer” and sell up to $50k of nonperishable baked goods per year. Allows manufacturers to sell directly anywhere within the state, including selling online and shipping products within the state. Rhode Island becomes the last state to allow all… [read more]

South Carolina S 5062022 Cottage FoodEnacted

Allows the sale of all nonperishable foods, instead of just “candy and baked goods”. Allows online sales and indirect sales at retail/grocery stores. Allows products to be shipped. Allows producers to replace their home address with an ID on product labels. Increases full exemption limit from $500 to $1,500.

South Dakota HB 13222022 Cottage FoodEnacted

Allows all nonperishable foods. Allows home canned goods, fermented foods, and some perishable foods (baked goods, sauces, frozen fruit), if certain requirements are met.

Tennessee HB 8132022 Food FreedomEnacted

Removes almost all restrictions for selling nonperishable food items. Allows indirect sales at retail stores. Changes labeling requirements. Removes restriction on having employees.

Washington HB 12582022 Micro RestaurantFailed

Would have allowed home micro restaurants, similar to California’s MEHKO law

Washington HB 16852022 Cottage FoodFailed

Would have increased the sales limit from $25k to $50k