The State of California has passed the Homemade Food Act allowing the sale of certain homemade food products including dry cereal, dried herbs, dried fruit, nut mixes, roasted coffee, honey, baked goods (but with no cream or meat fillings), jams and jellies, and more!

Taking effect in January the law creates a new category of food production called Cottage Food Operations, that while limited to non-potentially hazardous foods, can be run out of a home kitchen. A permit that requires passing local health department inspections will be needed for any indirect sales through local shops, restaurants or other third parties.

Read more about the bill and it’s included language at:
www.theselc.org