Talk with others about the cottage food industry in Wisconsin
What are the rules for hot chocolate bombs and chocolate covered cherries? I’m concerned about a Seller’s Chronic health issue (coughing) contaminating her products.
Someone would need to use a commercial kitchen to legally sell those in WI, but it’s exceedingly common for people not to. If you’re wondering how to deal with that seller, this is what I usually suggest: https://forrager.com/faq/#illegal
What are the rules on flavored honey (not cooked) and homemade vanilla? I cannot find these anywhere.
The lawsuit exemption only covers baked goods. The pickle bill only covers canned goods. Most states have some kind of exemption for selling honey, but that might not apply to flavored honey. I’d recommend contacting the ag dept about that. As for vanilla, you’ll likely need to produce that in a commercial kitchen in order to sell it legally.
Dina, Wisconsin still doesn’t allow homemade baked goods to be sold. Aside from finding and going to a commercial kitchen, I think your options are a) building a commercial kitchen in your home, or b) donating your baked goods.
If you are taking a commercially-produced food item and altering it in any way, you are then processing it, which must be done in a commercial kitchen. You can resell some types of commercially-prepackaged items without needing a commercial kitchen, but that doesn’t sound like it would apply in this case. http://forrager.com/faq/#commercial