A bill that would allow Illinois residents to sell home-baked goods at farmers markets is headed to the governor's desk. Senate Bill 840, which passed the General Assembly Friday, would allow the sale of home-baked "non-potentially hazardous food," such as bread and cookies, at farmers markets and community events. It also allows for the sale of jam, jelly and fruit butter. http://trib.in/j35fgn
The Michigan Cottage Food law, formerly HB5837, was signed into law by Gov. Jennifer Granholm. The cottage law allows residents to make and package "nonpotentially hazardous foods that do not require time/temperature control for safety" without licensing and inspection from the Michigan Department of Agriculture.The baked goods, jams, jellies, popcorn, candy, cereal, granola, dry mixes, vinegar and dried herbs, must be created in a kitchen and stored in the residence, which includes a basement or attached garage of the home where food was made.
A new rule requiring permits for homemade foods sellers went into effect on Jan. 1, 2010 in New Mexico.
The permits are mandated by the state Environment Department and will cost $100. This will allow the sale of homemade goods including baked goods, tortillas, jams and jellies, dry mixes and candies.