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2022 Cottage Food Bills

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

Would replace the current cottage food law with a food freedom law which would allow many types of perishable foods. It would be similar to Wyoming’s current food freedom law.

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 FoodIn Progress

Would increase 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 RestaurantIn Progress

Would allow 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 FoodPassed

Will allow direct sales (including online sales) of nonperishable foods, and allows products to be shipped within the state. Will also allow small farms to sell certain types of farm-raised products (eggs, poultry, rabbits) at farmers markets and roadside stands. Goes into effect on July 2nd, 2022.

Iowa HF 23942022 Food FreedomIn Progress

Would improve the “home bakery” law to allow any type of food, including all types of perishable foods. Would allow nonperishable foods to be sold anywhere directly in the state, and would exempt them from licensing or permitting. Would increase the sales limit from $35k to $50k.

Louisiana HB 8282022 Cottage FoodIn Progress

Would increase the sales limit from $20k to $100k

Maryland HB 1782022 Cottage FoodPassed

Will increase 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 FoodPassed

Will allow online sales. Will also remove the $50k sales limit.

Rhode Island H 79092022 Cottage FoodIn Progress

Would allow all residents (not just farmers) to sell nonperishable baked goods directly and online. Sales would be limited to $25k per year, and a permit from the health department would be required.

South Carolina S 3082022 Food FreedomIn Progress

Would allow the sale of all types of food, including perishable foods. Based on the initial draft, it likely conflicts with federal regulations.

South Carolina S 5062022 Cottage FoodIn Progress

Would allow the sale of all nonperishable foods, instead of just “candy and baked goods”. It would also allow online sales, in-state shipping, and sales at retail/grocery stores. Finally, it would change the home address requirement on product labels.

South Dakota HB 13222022 Cottage FoodPassed

Will allow all nonperishable foods. Will also allow acidified canned goods, fermented foods, and some perishable foods (baked goods, sauces, frozen fruit), if certain requirements are met. Goes into effect on July 1st, 2022.

Tennessee HB 8132022 Food FreedomPassed

Will remove almost all restrictions for selling nonperishable food items, which could be sold directly, indirectly, and online, and they could be shipped.

Washington – HB 16852022 Cottage FoodFailed

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

Washington HB 12582022 Micro RestaurantIn Progress

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