Talk with others about the cottage food industry in California
Hi guys just moved to Davis and am looking to start selling cakes and baked goods at local markets and food festivals. I have access to a kitchen in my condo and am excited to get all of the legal requirements in order so I can jump in ASAP.
A few quick questions right off the bat;
Where is the best place to start the approval process and who…[Read more]
Hi Nicky, I had a similar question because in Ventura County the regulations say that you only need the city and state with the permit number if you are not listed in the “current telephone directory” but I was unable to get clarification regarding what the “current telephone directory” is.
I’m stuck on my labels! Done everything myself so far- website, facebook, marketing materials, business cards, etc. but for some reason I have “label block.” Any advice? Did anyone hire someone for this part, perhaps someone familiar with submitting it to the County? If so, how much did they charge and how long did it take?
Hi I’m new to the community and would like to know more about the Cottage Food Law. I’m from California and my biggest concern is the address label on the product. If I were to declare an address on the label, would it have to be my home address, because I can imagine how that can be unsafe. I see some labels from the products I see on Far…[Read more]
I’m a little confused. From my understanding you cany use any dairy or cream ingredients, however the sample label they use for cookies clearly has cream and milkfat in the ingredients. So am I able to use these ingredients in a recipe? For instance can I bake cinnamon rolls using margarine and almond milk? Or would that not be allowed because…[Read more]
Hello! Getting the ball rolling on home based cookie business by getting food handler and food processor permits out of the way. I’m a little concerned that it asks for a business name. Does anyone know from experience if the name needs to be “set in stone” or if it’s feasible to change after the fact?
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