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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

May 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Shelby County Extension Office ***TESTING ONLY
May 7, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Monroe County Extension Office
Monroeville
May 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Cahaba Lily Center
West Blocton (Bibb County)
May 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Chamber of Commerce
Camden (Wilcox County)
May 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Hale County Extension Office
Greensboro
May 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM
Hale County Extension Office ***TESTING ONLY
May 22, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Houston County Farm Center
Dothan
May 30, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Tuscaloosa County Extension Office ***TESTING ONLY
Jun 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Choctaw County Extension Office ***TESTING ONLY
Jun 18, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Tuscaloosa County Extension Office
Tuscaloosa
Jun 18, 2019 at 5:30 PM
Tuscaloosa County Extension Office ***TESTING ONLY
Jun 26, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Pike County Extension Office
Troy
Jul 9, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Crenshaw County Courthouse
Luverne
Jul 11, 2019 at 12:00 AM
Choctaw County Extension Office
Butler
Aug 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Russell County Extension Office
Phenix City
Aug 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Bullock County Extension Office
Union Springs
Aug 28, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Henry County Extension Office
Abbeville
Sep 11, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Coffee County Extension Office
New Brockton
Sep 12, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Lee County Extension Office
Opelika
Sep 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Coosa County Extension Office
Rockford
Sep 19, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Barbour County Extension Office
Eufaula
Oct 16, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Covington County Extension Office
Andalusia
Nov 6, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Houston County Extension Office
Dothan
Dec 4, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Dale County Extension Office
Ozark

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 Safety Guidelines

Making Jams and Jellies

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