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Charles Jackel replied to the topic Pre-Packaging At Home vs. Packaging At Farmers Market in the forum Packaging & Labeling 1 year, 4 months ago
I don’t see anything in the Illinois Cottage Food Law relating hand washing and packaging.
The hand washing is for food sampling which is a separate issue from packaging. The sampling rules mention
“pre-packaged” food items that will be used for sampling, but again, that is a separate issue from what I am asking about.
Charles Jackel started the topic Pre-Packaging At Home vs. Packaging At Farmers Market in the forum Packaging & Labeling 1 year, 4 months ago
I am a registered cottage food operator with my county health department in Illinois.
The Illinois Cottage Food Law is ambiguous about WHEN cottage food must be packaged and labeled.
I would like to SELL my bagels at the farmers markets similar to a bakery, so customers can select their own
variety of bagels. Currently, I pre-bag the bagels…[Read more]
It is true that some states allow you to withhold an address on a label if you are listed in a phone book. While I understand that it may be annoying for customers to show up uninvited, it’s worth noting that I haven’t heard of this becoming an safety issue for anyone. The “by appt only” sign is a good idea.
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