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Missouri Home Sales Can you legally sell food from home in Missouri?

Cottage Food Law

Missouri has two different laws that allow homemade food sales, which combine to create an overall good cottage food law. Producers can use both laws, if they’d like.

Missouri’s other cottage food law allows producers to sell most nonperishable foods at events and roadside stands, with very few restrictions.

Missouri created this law in 2014 (SB 525) to allow producers to sell from home as well. This law was improved in 2022 (HB 1697) to allow online sales and in-state shipping.

This law is very specific in nature, and quite restrictive as a result. Under this law, producers can only sell nonperishable baked goods, jams, jellies, and herbs.

Producers can also only sell products from home, which includes selling online and fulfilling orders that are delivered or shipped in-state.

There is no sales limit, and producers don’t need to get a permit from the health department or take a training course.

Selling Where can you sell homemade food products?

You can sell at farmers markets, events, and roadside stands by using Missouri’s other cottage food law.

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Allowed Foods What food products can you sell from home?

You can sell most other types of nonperishable foods by using Missouri’s other cottage food law.

Only "non-potentially hazardous" foods are allowed, but certain non-PHFs may not be allowed. Most foods that don't need to be refrigerated (foods without meat, cheese, etc.) are considered non-potentially hazardous. Learn more

Limitations How will your home food business be restricted?

There is no sales limit

Labeling How do you label cottage food products?

Sample Label

The label must state that the food was not inspected by the health department


Forrager Cookie Company

123 Chewy Way, Cookietown, MO 73531

Resources Where can you find more information about this law?

Department
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Contacts
Department
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Email
info@health.mo.gov
Telephone
573-751-6095
Fax
573-526-7377
Address
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Law Dates
August 2014
SB 525
January 2017
HB 410
January 2021
SB 357
August 2022
HB 1697

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