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Cottage Food Updates

If you're thinking about going starting a cottage food business, you need to know that there's a lot of homework involved besides baking, and the guidelines change from time to time. The Maryland Department of Health's Office of Food Protection coordinates and oversees all of that -- if you haven't already, you should get familiar with the resources on their webpage...and there are many. From what ingredients you can and can't use to what size font should be on your label, it's all spelled out for you.

As it happens, two resources were updated this month:

You'll want to check your labels to be sure they're still in compliance, or make whatever adjustments you need to in order to get in compliance. If you have any questions, definitely get in touch with the Charles County Department of Health, Environmental Health, 301-609-6751 or 301-609-6900.

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