Next week, the California state legislature will vote on the California Homemade Food Act, AB 1616 (also known as the Cottage Food Bill) that allows for homemade production and sale of “non-hazardous foods.” The bill is being voted on next week, so please call or write today.
The cottage food movement is really starting to catch on! It seems like state after state is introducing legislation to allow people to produce food for sale in their home kitchens. The most recent state to introduce a cottage food bill? California!
Advocates of cottage food say allowing sales means more food freedom, and opponents worry about food safety. Let’s take a look at some of the cottage food rules in different states, and you can decide for yourself: what do you think is a fair way to regulate cottage food? Should it be regulated at all?