A Comprehensive Guide to Homemade Food Business in Texas
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Yes or No to Cream Cheese Frosting on Your Cake? In short, it's a YES.
But there's always a "but" to be aware of: as long as your frosting doesn’t require time or temperature control for safety (TTCS)
you can use it on your baked goods. However, in practice it's next to impossible to know whether your frosting is TTCS without expensive laboratory testing. Check out our store with tested recipes for cream cheese frosting, lemon curd, buttercreams, chocolate cake filling, and more.
You can bake and sell with confidence knowing your products are allowed under the Texas Cottage Food Law.
A 2013 study by the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic found that:
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The Cottage Food Business allows to sell certain foods made in home kitchens, without any food manufacturers’ permits or licenses, use of a commercial kitchen or inspections by the state or local health departments. Homemade foods manufacturing is regulated by the Cottage Food Law.
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