California Legalized Selling Food Made At Home And Created Over A Thousand Local Businesses

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A government official appears at a man’s door. The man has been breaking the law: He has sold bread baked at home. This was three years… He became an activist and today he is selling his homemade bread legally.

Under the California Homemade Food Act(2013), local governments cannot ban cottage food businesses based in private homes. Instead, home-based entrepreneurs can sell their goods after passing a food processor course, properly labeling their goods and practicing common-sense sanitation when cooking and baking. Those who want to start their own cottage food business legally need only register or obtain a permit, as either a Class A or Class B operation.