California’s Homemade Food Act Creates 1,200 Jobs

Nearly 1,200 jobs have been generated since the California Homemade Food Act passed in August 2012, reports Serious Eats. This bill allows small business owners who produce “cottage foods” from their home kitchens to sell their goods at farmer’s markets, to retailers and from home. Products containing meat, dairy or seafood are not permitted in the bill, and producers must first pass a food safety class before they can sell. The foods that can be sold include breads, jams, candies, nut butters, mustards and more. Several other states are hopping on the “cottage food” bandwagon as well.

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