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  • David Crabill replied to the topic Business Name in the forum Iowa 3 years ago

    Katherine, most people get a DBA (doing business as), which is the name that you would use when applying for your business license. Usually that happens through your local area. As long as someone else in your area isn’t using the name, you should be able to use it. It would be possible for multiple businesses in Iowa to have the same name. If you…[Read more]

  • David replied to the topic Iowa Cottage Law in the forum Iowa 8 years, 11 months ago

    Iowa doesn’t use the term “cottage food” in their law, though they do allow some types of homemade food to be directly sold. All of the information is based on the resources in the Resources section.

  • David replied to the topic Flour in the forum Iowa 10 years, 5 months ago

    Flour is most definitely non-potentially hazardous! (I’m surprised the ag dept doesn’t know that)

    What are you using to mill the flour? Are you doing it in your home kitchen, or with some specialized equipment in a different building? It appears that the cottage food law may apply to you, but you might have special circumstances that prevent you…[Read more]

  • David replied to the topic Dogs in the forum Iowa 10 years, 9 months ago

    It looks like you’d be okay if your dogs did not have access to your kitchen. You may be able to do this by putting up a gate on the door or something. I don’t think it matters whether the items are potentially hazardous or not… either way, it could affect a customer if they are allergic to dogs.

  • David Crabill created the group Iowa 11 years ago