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Selling Sliced Potatos

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    Lauren Paus
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    Hi – I am looking to sell sliced potatoes that would be covered in Salt/Olive Oil. Do you know if I fall under the Cottage Food Law? The potatoes would be bought from a grocery store.

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    David Crabill
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    In most states, that would not be allowed since cut potatoes are perishable foods, whether raw or cooked.

    However, in your state of Illinois, this is allowed! The main caveat is that you cannot ship them… you can only sell them directly to customers. I suggest reading through the notes in Illinois’ food section to better understand what is and is not allowed. For instance, topping them with salt and olive oil is allowed, but topping them with garlic and olive oil is not allowed. https://forrager.com/law/illinois/#food

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    Cottage Oven
    Moderator

    As Davide mentioned: Definitely nothing with garlic in oil unless properly acidified, due to the risk of botulism.

    THIS and https://extension.psu.edu/how-to-safely-make-infused-oils have instructions for the acidification, but you should check your own state’s requirements, just in case.

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