Half a year after publishing a detailed report of California’s cottage food law, the Institute for Justice has now published a new report about the amended cottage food law in Texas. It gives a thorough overview of their current law and gives some good examples of people that are using it successfully.
One of the more notable parts of the article are a couple figures that they researched. First, they learned that at least 1,400 individuals have completed cottage food handler training in just the past year. They also contacted 25 different health departments in the state and confirmed that none of them have yet received a health complaint about a cottage food operation. This is more evidence that cottage food laws are very safe, even when food businesses are not licensed or inspected by a health department, as is the case in Texas.