Cottage Food Law : Small Scale Business Without Permits

During the 2011 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature enacted House Bill 7209 allowing
individuals to  manufacture, sell and store certain types of “cottage food” products in an
unlicensed home kitchen.  Cottage food products include such items as  breads, cakes, cookies, candies, jams, jellies, and fruit pies.

Any and all products produced must have correct cottage food labeling and must be sold directly to the end- consumer. No internet or restaurant sales are allowed either.

The maximum gross sales allowed under the law is $15,000 annually.

Here is an overview of the program from the Florida Times-Union.

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