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Iowa HF 2431

Changes “home bakeries” to “home food processing establishments”. Allows home food processing establishments to sell most types of homemade food, including perishable foods and items containing red meat and/or poultry (if the meat is from an approved source). Allows cottage food businesses to sell online and ship products. Allows cottage food businesses to sell acidified… [read more]

Arizona HB 2781

Would have replaced the cottage food law with a food freedom law which would have allowed many types of perishable foods.

Hawaii SB 2888

Would have codified (put into law) Hawaii’s existing cottage food rules. Would have allowed direct, online, and indirect sales of all nonperishable foods. Would have allowed direct sales of perishable foods. Would have implemented a permit process with a fee.

Tennessee HB 813

Removes almost all restrictions for selling nonperishable food items. Allows indirect sales at retail stores. Changes labeling requirements. Removes restriction on having employees.

Oklahoma HB 1032

The Homemade Food Freedom Act, which allows sales of non-perishable foods anywhere, and allows only direct sales of perishable foods (that don’t contain meat). It comes with a $75,000 sales limit.

Arkansas SB 248 (Act 1040)

The “Food freedom Act”, which replaced the cottage food law and allows almost all nonperishable foods to be sold almost anywhere, without government regulation

Montana SB 199

The Montana Local Food Choice Act, which allows direct intrastate sales of any homemade food that doesn’t contain meat

Wyoming HB 118

Allows people to sell eggs under the law, and clarifies that there should be as few restrictions as possible for businesses using this law

Iowa HF 319

Attempted to create a food freedom bill, which mimicked many features of other food freedom laws around the country. However, it would have only applied to farmers.

South Dakota HB 1121

Tried to create a food freedom bill, which would have been similar to some of the best food freedom laws around the country

North Dakota Lawsuit

5 plaintiffs, along with help from the Institute for Justice, successfully sued the ND Health Department for undermining the food freedom law. The judge determined that the health department had intentionally ignored and undermined the law when they published their rules. After the judge’s ruling, the original food freedom law was restored.

North Dakota Health Department Rules (NDAC 33-33-10)

After multiple unsuccessful attempts to restrict the food freedom law, North Dakota’s health department bypassed the legislature and passed rules that undermined the law. They restricted most perishable foods and added labeling requirements.

North Dakota HB 1433

North Dakota’s first law that legalized the sale of homemade food. This was the second food freedom law to be passed, and allows producers to sell all non-meat foods directly to consumers. The biggest restriction is that products must be consumed in private homes. There is no licensing or inspection needed to sell.

Wyoming HB 129

Allows the sale of farm-raised fish and rabbit meat, while also restricting poultry products to those who raise poultry

Wyoming SF 118

Allows those who have a commercial food establishment on their property to sell with this law