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Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
Fri Aug 9, 2013, 07:44 PM Aug 2013

The California Homemade Food Act

This is the first time I've heard about this and thought others might find the information interesting. Gives me the idea for selling my homemade jams/jellies.

The California Homemade Food Act was signed into law in September 2012 and became effective on January 1, 2013. The new law will allow certain low risk foods, known as Cottage Foods, to be made in private homes and sold to the public. Individuals who own and run these home-based businesses will be known as Cottage Food Operations (CFO). Specifics on the Cottage Food Bill can be found on the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website or below at the "Related items" section


Here's a news story of a woman who is directly benefiting from the Act.


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The California Homemade Food Act (Original Post) Le Taz Hot Aug 2013 OP
Here: I made a Tiny URL so that your Santa Clara County link would work for others: NYC_SKP Aug 2013 #1
Thanks, Le Taz Hot Aug 2013 #4
oh! JustAnotherGen Aug 2013 #2
Sanity, at last. (nt) antiquie Aug 2013 #3
Thanks for posting this info. Mr.Bill Aug 2013 #5
Fairly wide list of foods too... hunter Aug 2013 #6
I don't see fermented products, Alameda Aug 2013 #7


(68,644 posts)
1. Here: I made a Tiny URL so that your Santa Clara County link would work for others:
Fri Aug 9, 2013, 07:50 PM
Aug 2013

Here its, it's tiny!


I'm glad that the corporate food industry isn't winning 100% of their fights against the small producers!


(38,473 posts)
6. Fairly wide list of foods too...
Sat Aug 10, 2013, 12:14 PM
Aug 2013

Approved Food Products List (January 1, 2013):

(1) Baked goods, without cream, custard, or meat fillings, such as breads, biscuits,
churros, cookies, pastries, and tortillas.
(2) Candy, such as brittle and toffee.
(3) Chocolate-covered nonperishable foods, such as nuts and dried fruits.
(4) Dried fruit.
(5) Dried pasta.
(6) Dry baking mixes.
(7) Fruit pies, fruit empanadas, and fruit tamales.
(8) Granola, cereals, and trail mixes.
(9) Herb blends and dried mole paste.
(10)Honey and sweet sorghum syrup.
(11) Jams, jellies, preserves, and fruit butter that comply with the standard described in
Part 150 of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
*see below
(12) Nut mixes and nut butters.
(13) Popcorn.,
(14) Vinegar and mustard.
(15) Roasted coffee and dried tea.
(16) Waffle cones and pizelles.

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