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Is there a way to sell Prohibited Foods?

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    Jonathan Kim
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    Hello,

    I live in California and looks like selling baked goods with cream or custard is not allowed. Is there a way to sell these items at a farmer’s market or from home?

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    If you sell the items you are describing, but leave off the custard and cream, you will be in compliance. But I bet the pastry is a little too dry without the custard or cream. To sell prohibited foods to children, the immunocompromised, and the elderly is very bad practice.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by  David Crabill. Reason: Remove comments that are not constructive
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    David Crabill
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    Jonathan, you can sell perishable baked goods at farmers markets by producing them in a commercial kitchen and getting a different license from the health department.

    There is no legal way to sell them from home, or to sell homemade perishable baked goods, except for building a commercial kitchen on your property (which is very complex and costly to do — I don’t recommend it for anyone starting a business).

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