Cottage Food Business Workshop

LIBERTY, March 4, 2015 - In 2013, a bill was passed in Texas allowing the sales of homemade foods, also known as cottage foods. While this law opens up opportunities for individuals wishing to go into the cottage food business, there is much information to know about food safety and legal regulations needed to have a successful cottage food operation.

To assist those wishing to know more about a cottage food business and the law, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a one day workshop on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10am-2:30pm in Nacogdoches, TX. The workshop will cover topics ranging from the business aspect of cottage food to the safety practices needed to ensure that food is safe throughout the process. The following sessions are included:

· The cottage food law
· How to start a cottage food business
· Selling cottage food products at farmers markets
· Food preservation
· Cottage food – Food handlers class (optional)

The cost is $40.00 per person (lunch included), and only $10.00 extra to attend the state accredited Food Handlers course specifically tailored for cottage food handlers. To register for the course, contact Julie Prouse at 979-458-2025 or for a registration form or your local extension office. It is recommended that you pre-register by Monday, March 23, 2015.

Educational programs of Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, national origin or genetic information or veteran status.


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