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Michigan: 2009 House Bill 5280 (Exempt certain “cottage food operations” from licensure)

By Michigan Votes

Introduced by Rep. John Proos, IV (R) on August 26, 2009, to exempt a “cottage food operation,” defined as a person who produces or packages “non-potentially hazardous food” in a kitchen of that person's primary domestic residence, from the licensure and regulation mandates that apply to regular commercial food producers. “Non-potentially hazardous food” would be defined as “baked goods, jams, jellies, candy, snack food, cereal, granola, dry mixes, vinegar, and dried herbs. It would not include home-canned low-acid or acidified vegetables, home-canned salsa, or home-canned food; food service items; ready-to-eat meals, meat, sandwiches, cheese, or custard pies; garlic in oil; food that requires temperature control for safety; and bottled water, home-produced ice products, and other beverages and products.

  • Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on August 26, 2009.
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