Iowa has two different laws for home cooks, depending on what they want to make. Producers that sell only non-potentially hazardous food products do not need any license or permit from the health department, but they can only sell at home or at farmers markets. There are no sales limitations, and the labeling requirements are very basic.
Producers who want to sell perishable baked goods, or want to sell baked goods at other venues, need to become a Home Food Establishment.
You can sell baked goods at more venues by becoming a Home Food Establishment.
Perishable baked goods can be sold by becoming a Home Food Establishment.
Although no license from the health department is required, there may be other local requirements, like a business license. Certain types of products are exempt from sales tax.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Forrager Cookie Company
123 Chewy Way, Cookietown, IA 73531