Georgia’s new cottage food regulations were recently put into effect by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. These new regulations allow home bakers and food artisans creating non potentially hazardous foods to sell the foods directly from their home kitchens for sale to the end consumer. These new regulations are VERY different from what was in place before, so please read through to find out about the changes.
These foods include:
- Loaf Breads, Rolls, and Biscuits;
- Pastries and Cookies;
- Candies and Confections;
- Fruit Pies;
- Jams, Jellies, and Preserves;
- Dried Fruits;
- Dry Herbs, Seasonings and Mixtures;
- Cereals, Trail Mixes, and Granola;
- Coated or Uncoated Nuts;
- Vinegar and Flavored Vinegars; and
- Popcorn, Popcorn Balls, and Cotton Candy.
Please see the Cottage Food Regulations for licensing, facility, and labeling requirements.
The Cottage Foods Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document will also provide you with guidance on the types of foods that can be produced, examples of potentially hazardous foods that cannot be sold with a Cottage Food License, and additional information concerning cottage food operations.