Talk with others about the cottage food industry in Arizona
Hello! My name is Allen Temunovic.
I’ve been trying to reach out to someone who can possibly help me get a better understanding of the cottage food laws more under the circumstances of selling goods from home. Can you please help me out?
I have been making guacamole from scratch using basic ingredients and I have always gotten great feedback from it at parties and business gatherings and it has always ran out before the end of them. My question is does guacamole fall into salsa as a prohibited product to sale? I know I have something here that I would love start…[Read more]
I have never heard that for Arizona. Are you sure the article was written for Arizona? If you can’t find info online about this, then you should contact your health dept for clarification. If you find that farmers can sell homemade goods, I’d really like to know!
Arizona’s law only allows baked goods and candy, but even if you dried produce in an oven, I don’t think they’d be allowed under the law. You probably need to use a commercial kitchen, but you should check with the health dept.
David replied to the topic Use of cheese and fresh home grown herbs in products in the forum Arizona 4 years, 9 months ago
If it’s not baked, you can’t use a home kitchen. You will need to use a commercial kitchen to start your business. http://forrager.com/faq/#commercial
You would not be able to use the cottage food law (as I think you already know), but oftentimes the regulations for selling coffee are much simpler than getting a standard commercial license. Check with your ag dept, as the requirements usually vary between counties.
You mean for building one? It’s super complicated and the rules a different for each dept. If you just want to use a commercial kitchen, you can do that, but you’ll still need to submit plans to the health dept. I’m not sure exactly what your question is, but I won’t have any definite answers because it depends on the dept.
how can i get the requirements for a commercial kitchen? i keep getting the run around from maricopa county and now they told me to contact the fdc…
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