This group covers jams, jellies, pickles, fruit butters, marmalades, sauerkraut, chutneys, and other types of preserves.
Hey everyone! I am new to this sight. I live in South Carolina and from what I have read I can’t make any of these to sell in this state. But I am just starting to make jams and jelly> I am gonna start making me some syrup tomorrow from scuppernong and muscadines. The directions seemed a bit confusing ,, Is it a hard process??
Eli, jams and jellies sold under the cottage food law need to adhere to CFR 21 — this requirement is listed in the law itself and cannot be overridden by a health dept. So the short answer is no, what you are doing is not legal. You need to use a commercial kitchen to produce low-sugar jams. http://forrager.com/faq/#commercial
I just checked out CFR 21 again, and although that is usually pretty confusing to me, it does look pretty clear that a blackberry jam needs a 47/55 ratio. Also, this seems correct to me… jams and jellies typically need more sugar than fruit.
In the case of the CFO jams you’ve seen in the market, that’s likely a mistake by the producer. In the…[Read more]
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