Time: 3:00—4:00 p.m. AND 6:00—7:00 p.m.
Place: Pell City Municipal Complex Building Training Room, 100 Bruce Etheridge Parkway, Pell City, AL
Cost: $25.00 (pre-register online atwww.aces.edu/foodsafety/ )
Certificate will be presented upon passing test.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 30th
The Alabama Cottage Food Law went into effect in 2014 and provides guidance and information for cottage food entrepreneurs. The law states that individuals can produce certain nonhazardous foods in their homes. Cottage food cannot be sold to restaurants, novelty shops, grocery stores, or over the Internet. The person operating a food business under the Cottage Food Law must attend and pass a food safety course approved by the Alabama Department of Public Health every 5 years. You cannot exceed $20,000 in gross sales of the food described under the Alabama Cottage Food Law.
This law states that individuals who obtain a Cottage Food Law certificate CAN sell the following food directly to the consumer: candies, jams and jellies, dried herbs, dried herb mixes, and baked goods including cakes, cookies, pastries, doughnuts, and breads. Foods that CANNOT be sold directly to the consumer include: baked goods with a component that requires refrigeration (custard pies, danish with cream filling, and cakes with a whipped topping), juices from fruits and vegetables, milk products, soft or hard cheeses, pickles, relishes, barbecue sauces, canned fruits and vegetables, garlic in oil mixtures, meats in any form, fried pies, fruit butters, candied or roasted pecans, candied or caramel apples, and popcorn (candied, coated, or flavored).
For more information about this course please contact Angela Treadaway at (205) 410-3696 or call the St. Clair County Extension Office at (205) 338-9416. You may also download publication FCS-2058, Cottage Food Law: Basic Rules and Regulations available online athttp://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/F/FCS-2058/FCS-2058.pdf. Certificate will be presented upon passing test.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities), is an equal opportunity employer and educator. Everyone is welcome!