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2024 Cottage Food Bills

Bill Status: Enacted Passed In Progress Failed
BillYearTypeStatusAbout
Alaska HB 2512024 Food FreedomIn Progress

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.

Arizona – HB 28642024 Cottage FoodIn Progress

Would allow the sale of freeze-dried fruits and vegetables.

Arizona HB 20422024 Food FreedomPassed

Will replace their current cottage food law with a food freedom law. Will greatly expand the types of products producers can sell, including perishable foods and certain items with meat. Will require perishable foods to be sold directly to the consumer. Will add some restrictions to indirect sales of nonperishable foods.

Georgia HB 5832024 Cottage Food, Food FreedomIn Progress

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.

Hawaii – SB 21062024 Cottage FoodIn Progress

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.

Hawaii – SB 7562024 Food FreedomIn Progress

Likely has been replaced by HB 2144.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]

Hawaii HB 15912024 Micro RestaurantIn Progress

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

Hawaii HB 21442024 Cottage FoodPassed

Will allow pickled, acidified, and fermented foods. Will allow indirect sales through stores as well as online sales and shipping.

Illinois HB 41212024 Cottage FoodIn Progress

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

Illinois HB 42802024 Cottage FoodIn Progress

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

Illinois SB 26172024 Cottage FoodIn Progress

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

Illinois SB 35442024 Cottage FoodIn Progress

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.

Massachusetts H 7582024 Cottage FoodIn Progress

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 50242024 Cottage FoodIn Progress

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]

Minnesota SF 31312024 Micro RestaurantFailed

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

Minnesota SF 39582024 Cottage FoodIn Progress

Would exempt cottage food products from being taxed by the state.

Minnesota SF 45002024 Cottage FoodIn Progress

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

Mississippi SB 26382024 Cottage FoodFailed

Would have increased the annual sales limit from $35,000 to $50,000. Would have expanded the allowed foods to include acidified foods and fried pies. Would have added a lot of clarification on the requirements for producers.

New York S 10572024 Micro RestaurantIn Progress

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

Oklahoma HB 29752024 Food FreedomPassed

Will allow a producer to avoid putting their name, home address, and phone number on labels by requesting a registration number ($15/year)

Virginia HB 7592024 Cottage FoodPassed

Will allow direct sales at all in-person events. Will increase the sales cap for acidified foods from $3,000 to $9,000. Will not require small products to be individually labeled. Will clarify that online advertising is allowed.

Washington HB 17062024 Micro RestaurantIn Progress

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

Washington SB 51072024 Cottage FoodIn Progress

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.