Oklahoma Cottage Food Bill Update
We support other states trying to get cottage food laws enacted so more home bakers across the country have the freedom to sell their wares.
We got an update from our friends in Oklahoma the other day with this news about their petition:
Dear Cottage Food Law Supporters,
I wanted to personally thank you all for your continued support! We are almost to 4000 signatures!! I am emailing you all to congratulate YOU! As a result of this petitition and the efforts of Mary Jane Newlon, Representative Roberts of Durant and his co-authors, Governor Fallin signed the Home Bakery Act of 2013 (House Bill 1094) on April 15, 2013. I have enclosed a link for the bill for those who would like to read it in it’s entirity, but here are the highlights:
-Home bakeries may make $20,000 Gross in Sales yearly
-Baked good may not contain fruit or meat (this includes fillings)
-Home bakeries do NOT require a license to operate
-Food must be properly labeled with name and address where it was baked, including the name of the item
-Inlcude label, “Made in a home food establishment not licensed by tthe State Department of Health.”
-Effective November 1, 2013
While this is not a Cottage Food Law as they are designed, this is certainly a step in the right direction. Please note that this bill does NOT included canning or any item outside of baked goods.
Again, THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart for the continued support. This is a great step in the right direction for Oklahoma!
Originator of Cottage Food Law Petition
If you are in Oklahoma or have friends who are, please sign/pass this information and petition on.