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Am I correct in thinking I cannot use cream cheese frosting as a cottage food operation? I am in Virginia, and I see that Buttercream frostings are considered “borderline” meaning acceptable. Does cream cheese frosting require refrigeration for the finished baked good?
Hello all! As a CFO in FL, I am struggling understanding shelf-stability in particular items -why certain ingredients/baked goods would need refrigeration, while others do not. For instance- in this recipe for Red Velvet Cookies (https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/cream-cheese-stuffed…/) – its ok to leave them at room temperature even though they…[Read more]
Because it’s not always apparent when things are shelf-stable and when they are not, FL does not allow anything with cream cheese or butter (though butter in something thoroughly baked is allowed).
Regarding the science of it, there are a lot of variables at play. In general, sugar is a stabilizer that will make something more shelf-stable.…[Read more]
Thanks David. What about fudge? Is that allowed in FL?
Yes fudge should be allowed. https://forrager.com/law/florida/#food