Talk with others about the cottage food industry in Oklahoma
Stephanie, the law page only gives an overview, but it’s best to read the law yourself: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2013-14%20ENR/hB/HB1094%20ENR.PDF
Most of the things you’re trying to confirm are correct, so I’ll only point out deviations. The allowed foods list give a general overview: it is not intended to be comprehensive, but…[Read more]
From what I’ve heard, it’s supposed to be at your home, and pickup only. For what it’s worth, many many CFOs run businesses from their homes across the country, and I’ve never heard of there being a problem. Custom cake makers, especially, have to do things from home because they can’t sell at places like farmers markets. Usually, although the…[Read more]
I don’t know why they would say only at your home. That can be very dangerous! I really don’t want strangers at my house and aroumd my kids. Seems like it would be ok to meet at a public place. Too many bad things could happen meeting at your home. Heard to many bad stories with Craigslist.
Oklahoma only allows baked goods under their cottage food law. Therefore, you’d need to use a commercial kitchen to run your business. http://forrager.com/faq/#commercial
Wouldn’t toffee be categorized under “baked goods” along with candy? Or does candy making require a commercial kitchen?
Doesn’t the cook process for toffee happen on a stove? I don’t think toffee would be considered a baked good, even if a little baking were the last step. I’m pretty sure you need a commercial kitchen to make candy.
From what I have heard about OK, sales may only be made at your home. That makes the law very restrictive and it’s an unfortunate interpretation, as that info isn’t actually built into the law itself. However, I would say that it wouldn’t exclude you from making a sale at home (like a cake), and then delivering it on event day. But I don’t think…[Read more]
Are you selling your chocolates? Oklahoma only allows certain homemade baked goods to be sold, so yes, selling homemade candy in OK would be illegal. If you buy chocolate from the store and then use it to make something different, then you need to be using a commercial kitchen to be doing that. http://forrager.com/faq/#commercial
You definitely need to pay income taxes and you don’t need an LLC or tax ID. You may or may not need to get a business license — call up your planning division to find out. If you do not need to get a business license, then the state will classify you as a sole proprietorship by default.
Hi. I was wondering, do you have to put statement on business cards or newspaper when advertise for business?
It is a strange restricted they’ve added to the law, and I don’t know exactly how the health dept interprets it, but this is how I interpret it:
You cannot put any kind of fresh fruit in baked goods, so banana bread or an apple pie from fresh apples would not be allowed.
You can use canned fruit, so a cherry pie with canned cherries would be…[Read more]
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