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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

Jan 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Montgomery County Extension Office
5340 Atlanta Hwy,, AL
Jan 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM
3200 W Meighan Blvd
Gadsden, AL
Feb 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Chatom Scott House
Chatom, AL
Feb 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Shelby County Extension Office
Columbiana, AL
Feb 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM
2400 E. Coats Ave
Linden, AL
Feb 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Lee County Extension Office
Opelika, AL
Feb 25, 2020 at 1:30 PM
Houston County Extension Office
Dothan, AL
Mar 11, 2020 at 1:30 PM
Geneva County Extension Office
Hartford, AL
Mar 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Barbour County Extension Office
Eufaula, AL
Mar 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Shelby County Extension Office
Columbiana, AL
Mar 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Russell County Extension Office
Phenix City, AL
Mar 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM
2400 E. Coats Ave
Linden, AL
Apr 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Shelby County Extension Office
Columbiana, AL
Apr 20, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Coosa County Extension Office
Rockford, AL
Apr 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Bullock County Extension Office
Union Springs, AL
Apr 22, 2020 at 1:30 PM
Pike County Extension Office
Troy, AL
Apr 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Macon County Extension Office
Tuskegee, AL
May 20, 2020 at 1:30 PM
Crenshaw County Extension Office
Luverne, AL
Jul 22, 2020 at 1:30 PM
Henry County Extension Office
Abbeville, AL
Jul 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Macon County Extension Office
Tuskegee, AK
Aug 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Lee County Extension Office
Opelika, AL
Aug 11, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Mobile County Extension Office
Mobile, AL
Aug 19, 2020 at 1:30 PM
Coffee County Extension Office
New Brockton, AL
Aug 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Bullock County Extension Office
Union Springs, AL
Sep 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Barbour County Extension Office
Eufaula, AL
Sep 23, 2020 at 1:30 PM
Covington County Extension Office
Andalusia, AL
Sep 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Mobile County Extension Office
Mobile, AL
Oct 21, 2020 at 1:30 PM
Houston County Extension Office
Dothan, AL
Nov 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Russell County Extension Office
Phenix City, AL
Dec 11, 2020 at 1:30 PM
Dale County Extension Office
Ozark, AL

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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