Cottage Food Law

Cottage food laws are legal regulations on the production and sale of home-produced goods.  When choosing to purchase home-produced goods, be sure to have a basic understanding of the regulations and requirements.

In Arizona, baked goods and confections may be produced in a home for commercial sale.  This law requires a food handler card in certain counties, registration with the Home Baked Goods and Confectionary Program, specific product labeling requirements, and minimal start-up costs.  Foods that are allowed to be sold from a home kitchen include:
  • Cakes
  • Cookies
  • Pastries
  • Biscuits
  • Breads
  • Pies (no custard fillings)
  • Muffins
  • Rolls
  • Candies
  • Chocolates
Foods that are prohibited from being sold from a home kitchen include:
  • Meat, fish, poultry and shellfish
  • Eggs
  • Milk and dairy products
  • Baked potatoes
  • Cooked rice, beans, pasta, and vegetables
  • Mushrooms, raw sprouts, tofu and tofu products
  • Untreated garlic and oil mixtures
  • Custards, puddings, meringues, cheesecake, and anything containing these ingredients (including pumpkin, custard and cream pies)
When choosing to purchase home-baked goods, be sure that your provider is following these guidelines.  If the provider does not follow the State guidelines, he or she may also not follow safe food handling guidelines.

When purchasing from Sweet Pea Treats you can rest assured that safe food handling is always a priority!

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