Cottage/Retail Food Safety
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The Colorado Cottage Food Act requires "a producer must take a food safety course that includes basic food handling training and is comparable to, or is a course given by, the Colorado state university extension service or a state, county, or district public health agency, and must maintain a status of good standing in accordance with the course requirements, including attending any additional classes if necessary."
So You Want to be a Cottage Food Producer?
In the past year, Colorado lawmakers recognized the growing interest in local food production by enacting a new Cottage Foods bill that allows small batch food processing by home businesses, but with very clear directions about the types of products, volume of sales, and education needed to make this market transition go smoothly.
This webinar was held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 and a recording may be viewed here.