There are some counties that will not approve anything that isn’t explicitly on the approved list, and it sounds like you’re in one of those counties. In that case, you either need to adapt your products or go the commercial route.
MUCH MORE IMPORTANTLY, I would never recommend spending hundreds of dollars to get unvetted recipes approved. I can…[Read more]
I’m not entirely sure why they haven’t yet approved chocolate-covered strawberries, but it may have something to do with their shelf life. It also may be because chocolate-covered fresh fruit typically falls under catering. You can sell whole, uncut strawberries without a license. http://forrager.com/faq/#commercial
Regarding the sales limit question from the original post, it’s not specifically “enforced”… it’s more of an honor roll thing. But it’s good to think of the cottage food law as an umbrella. If you stay within the rules and the law, you are under the umbrella and protected to a certain degree. If you don’t follow the rules and someone sues you,…[Read more]
Is it allowed for two people who live in the same home such as husband and wife to each obtain his/her CFO permit and share their home kitchen to do the baking?
How the $50,000 gross sales is enforced by the environmental health services? do you need to send a copy of your taxes fillings to them?
If I repackage USDA approved jerky do I need USDA inspection/approval for my repackaged product?
I believe so, and you would definitely need to repackage it in a commercial and inspected kitchen. http://forrager.com/faq/#commercial
Getting a CFO license means that you can ONLY use your home kitchen. You do not need to get your kitchen inspected unless you want to sell indirectly (via a third party, like a store). http://forrager.com/law/california/
David Crabill replied to the topic Do truffles that contain dairy (butter/milk) qualify for cottage industry in Cal in the forum California 4 years, 1 month ago
Charlotte, it hasn’t changed, and I don’t think it will change anytime soon. You will need to use a commercial kitchen. http://forrager.com/faq/#commercial
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