2022 Cottage Food Bills
|Arizona HB 2781||2022||Food Freedom||Failed|
Would have replaced the cottage food law with a food freedom law which would have allowed many types of perishable foods.
|California SB 972||2022||Cottage Food, Micro Restaurant||In 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 187||2022||Cottage Food||Enacted|
Increases the sales limit from $25k to $50k
|Florida HB 707||2022||Micro Restaurant||Failed|
Would have allowed micro-restaurants known as “home kitchen operations”.
|Georgia SB 578||2022||Micro Restaurant||Failed|
Would have allowed micro-restaurants to sell most types of perishable food items from home
|Hawaii SB 2888||2022||Food Freedom||Failed|
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 1149||2022||Cottage Food||Enacted|
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 2431||2022||Food Freedom, Micro Restaurant||Enacted|
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 828||2022||Cottage Food||Enacted|
Increases the sales limit from $20k to $30k
|Maryland HB 178||2022||Cottage Food||Enacted|
Increases the sales cap from $25k to $50k
|Massachusetts H 465||2022||Cottage Food||In 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 862||2022||Cottage Food||In 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 5671||2022||Cottage Food||In Progress|
Would allow products to be sold online and be shipped. Would also increase sales limit from $25k to $100k.
|Michigan HB 5704||2022||Cottage Food||In 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 814||2022||Cottage Food||Failed|
Would have allowed online sales
|Missouri HB 1697||2022||Cottage Food||Enacted|
Allows online sales and in-state shipping for sales of baked goods, jams, jellies, & herbs. Removes the $50k sales limit.
|New Hampshire HB 314||2022||Cottage Food||Enacted|
Increased the sales limit from $20,000 to $35,000 per year
|New York S 5951||2022||Micro Restaurant||Failed|
Would have created a new law to allow “home kitchen operations” (AKA micro-restaurants) to sell ready-to-eat meals and food. Initially introduced in 2021. Reintroduced in 2023 (under S 1057).
|Rhode Island H 7123||2022||Cottage Food||Enacted|
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 506||2022||Cottage Food||Enacted|
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 1322||2022||Cottage Food||Enacted|
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 813||2022||Food Freedom||Enacted|
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 1258||2022||Micro Restaurant||Failed|
Would have allowed home micro restaurants, similar to California’s MEHKO law
|Washington HB 1685||2022||Cottage Food||Failed|
Would have increased the sales limit from $25k to $50k