Prior to 2013, Mississippi only allowed sales of homemade food at farmers markets, but they passed a new cottage food bill (SB 2553) that year to allow in-person sales at other venues as well.
However, individuals can now sell only $35,000 of homemade food per year. Fortunately, many types of food products are allowed, and it’s very easy to get started, as no registration or permit from the health department is required.
Certain items may require lab testing.
Although no training is required, it is strongly recommended by the health department, especially for those making acidified or pickled products (canned goods).
Chocolate Chip Cookies
"Made in a cottage food operation that is not subject to Mississippi's food safety regulations."
Forrager Cookie Company
123 Chewy Way, Cookietown, MS 73531
Ingredients: enriched flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), butter (cream, salt), semi-sweet chocolate (sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, milkfat, soy lecithin, natural flavors), brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract (vanilla bean extract, alcohol, sugar), baking soda, salt (salt, calcium silicate)
Contains: milk, eggs, wheat, soy
NET WT 2 lb 4 oz (1.02 kg)
- Food Protection Division