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Intro to Cottage Food Laws

Saturday | August 02, 2014 | 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Grace Ave @ Lowell Street next to Destiny Arts | 970 Grace Ave, Oakland, CA 94608

What is a Cottage Food Operation? The California Homemade Food Act (AB1616) allows individuals to prepare and package certain non-potentially hazardous foods in private-home kitchens referred to as “Cottage Food Operations” (CFOs). Processed meat, dairy, fermented foods, and juices are NOT legally acceptable cottage foods.
Learn about:
• Cottage Food Law
• Food science and sanitation
• Hands-on demos with jams/jellies, honey, nuts, dried fruit, and/or baked goods
• Packaging and storage
• Business operations for CFOs

This workshop will be focused on the steps necessary to become a Cottage Food Operation. I’ll focus on information resources, what the law states, and how to fill out applications. I’ll describe the process I went through from conceiving a business idea to the interview with the health department. It’ll be a break down of how it can work for prospective business owners, who can benefit from the new law, and how to create a CFO.

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