Michigan’s New Cottage Food
Act
An Opportunity to Participate in
Michigan’s Growing Food Industry
Pittsfield Union Grange
...
Frank Gublo
Michigan State University Product CenterMichigan State University Product Center
for Agriculture and Natural R...
Michigan’s New Cottage Food Act
• Legislation was crafted to encourageLegislation was crafted to encourage
entrepreneurshi...
What types of food can be
produced under the
Michigan’s Cottage Food
Act? Foods with low risk for
foodborne illness
• Jams...
Under Michigan’s Cottage Food Act,
where can food products be produced?
A single family domestic residence
• House
• Apart...
What needs to be on your Label?
• Name of the food
product
• Ingredients
• Net Weight or
Volume
• Name and
Address of the
...
Food safety in your kitchen
and home
Personal hygiene, clean kitchen
and storage areas are key:
•Clean Counters, Sinks, Fl...
The business aspects of the
Michigan Cottage Food Act
• Market managers are
very important to
your success
• Sales limit
•...
Finding More Help
Michigan Department of
Agriculture
http://michigan.gov/mda
Michigan State University
Extension-Washtenaw...
Slides are available
www.slideshare.net/FRGubl
o
Frank Gublo
gublofra@msu.edu
www.facebook.com/gublo
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Michigan’s new cottage food act

  1. 1. Michigan’s New Cottage Food Act An Opportunity to Participate in Michigan’s Growing Food Industry Pittsfield Union Grange November 10, 2010
  2. 2. Frank Gublo Michigan State University Product CenterMichigan State University Product Center for Agriculture and Natural Resourcesfor Agriculture and Natural Resources Michigan State University ExtensionMichigan State University Extension 705 Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor Michigan,705 Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor Michigan, 4810348103 Phone: 313-401-6283Phone: 313-401-6283 gublofra@msu.edugublofra@msu.edu www.facebook.com/gublowww.facebook.com/gublo
  3. 3. Michigan’s New Cottage Food Act • Legislation was crafted to encourageLegislation was crafted to encourage entrepreneurship, support local farmers markets andentrepreneurship, support local farmers markets and to further develop local food systemsto further develop local food systems • Takes away some of the obstacles that preventTakes away some of the obstacles that prevent people from starting a food businesspeople from starting a food business
  4. 4. What types of food can be produced under the Michigan’s Cottage Food Act? Foods with low risk for foodborne illness • Jams and Jellies • Breads • Cookies • Fruit Pies • Vinegar • Coated or Uncoated Nuts • Herbs-dried • Pasta-dried • Cotton Candy • Popcorn • Chocolate Covered Items • Cakes • Dry Bulk Items
  5. 5. Under Michigan’s Cottage Food Act, where can food products be produced? A single family domestic residence • House • Apartment • Condo • Rental House
  6. 6. What needs to be on your Label? • Name of the food product • Ingredients • Net Weight or Volume • Name and Address of the Business • Allergen Labeling All food produced under Michigan’s Cottage Food Act Must Contain the Statement: Made in a home kitchen that has not been inspected by the Michigan Department of Agriculture
  7. 7. Food safety in your kitchen and home Personal hygiene, clean kitchen and storage areas are key: •Clean Counters, Sinks, Floors Ceilings •Clean pots, pans, bowls, utensils •Store in clean dry places, not on floors •Insect, rodent and pest free •Exclude pets from food prep areas •Proven food processes •Clean vehicle
  8. 8. The business aspects of the Michigan Cottage Food Act • Market managers are very important to your success • Sales limit • In person sales only • Local zoning can be an issue • Liability insurance
  9. 9. Finding More Help Michigan Department of Agriculture http://michigan.gov/mda Michigan State University Extension-Washtenaw http://www.ewashtenaw. org/government/departm ents/extension Michigan State University Product Center http://www.productcenter .msu.edu/
  10. 10. Slides are available www.slideshare.net/FRGubl o Frank Gublo gublofra@msu.edu www.facebook.com/gublo

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