Alabama Cottage Food Law
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.
Dale County Extension Office
Etowah County Extension Office ***TESTING ONLY
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.
- Click here to read more about Alabama Cottage Food Law Basic Rules and Regulations.
- Click here to read more about Alabama Cottage Food Law Food Safety Recommendations.
- Click here to read more about Alabama Cottage Food Law: Making Jams and Jellies.