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The Alabama Cottage Food Law went into effect in 2014 and provides guidance and information for cottage food entrepreneurs. The law states that individuals can produce certain nonhazardous foods in their homes. As part of the law, individuals who wish to sell these products are required to complete a food safety course designed specifically for the cottage foods industry.

After reviewing the resources below and you wish to complete the food safety course, find a testing location near you. The registration fee is $25. Please register at least two weeks prior to class. A certificate of completion will be awarded.

Register Online

Nov 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Shelby County Extension Office ***TESTING ONLY
Nov 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Mobile County Extension Office ***TESTING ONLY
Dec 4, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Dale County Extension Office
Dec 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Etowah County Extension Office ***TESTING ONLY
Dec 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Madison County Extension Office ***TESTING ONLY

Rules and Regulations

Food safety should be your first consideration in preparing food for your family or for your customers. Before you start to prepare your product to sell, review these recommendations to make the safest food you can.

Introduction to Cottage Food Law

Cottage Food Law Requirements

Food Safety Recommendations

Making Jams and Jellies

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