Vegetables and Fruit forum: Mississippi's New Cottage Food Law Which Took Effect July 15, 2013

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Name: Claud
Water Valley, Ms (Zone 7b)
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saltmarsh
Oct 24, 2013 8:25 AM CST
This law allows Mississippians to produce food in their home for sale to the public (up to $20,000 annual sales) using their home kitchen and exempts them from inspection requirements. It also puts in place labeling requirements and establishes which foods may be made in the home (foods considered low risk) for sale to the public.

Cottage Food Operation: Frequently Asked Questions and link to the law.

http://1.usa.gov/17wcjHP.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 24, 2013 10:25 AM CST

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This is interesting. Texas did the exact same thing this year and it went into effect September 1st. You can read about it here: http://www.texascottagefoodlaw.com/

@Trish took the online class and in fact two days ago sold bread at the local farmers market.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Oct 25, 2013 6:12 PM CST
GA has a similar regulation. Sometimes I sell baked goods, just have to label with ingredients.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Oct 25, 2013 7:41 PM CST
Very cool. NC allows home making/baking but requires an inspected kitchen, which is really no big deal. Items that are pickled though we have to take a special "pickling course" to qualify, learning proper pH and what is and isn't acceptable, and now that class is several hundred bucks! Yikes!

Glad to see things are gaining momentum in this area in other states!

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