A Comprehensive Guide to Homemade Food Business in Texas

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    Every state except New Jersey currently allows some form of food sales from home

    There are some essential things you should consider before you run your cootage food business in Texas* 

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    Cottage Food Business in Texas at a Glance


    You can sell certain foods made in home kitchens, without having to get a food manufacturers’ license. More

    Alcohol in Confections and Pipette

    The 86th Texas Legislature (2019) eliminated the TABC permit previously known as the “Industrial Permit”. More

    Allowed and Not-Allowed Foods

    If it's not meat and you can store it in your pantry, there's a good chance you can sell it as a "Cottage Food". More

    Charging Taxes

    Some of "Cottage Foods" items are taxable. More

    Cottage Food Business Flow Chart

    Before you run a Cottage Food Business in Texas, there are a few things to consider. More

    Evolution of Cottage Food Law

    It took about six years and the SB 572 was a bipartisan bill with nearly unanimous legislative support. More

    Food Handler's Certification and Training

    All cottage food operators are required to complete accredited training in Food Handler’s Certification. More 

    Food Testing and Inspections

    Generally, you are not required to have your food tested. Special requirements apply only to canned, pickled, and fermented foods. More

    Lemonade Stand Law

    Kid's lemonade stands are legal statewide from September 1, 2019. More

    Liability Insurance

    Liability insurance to sell cottage foods is not required by law. But it is always a good idea to have one to protect your assets and your customers. More

    Cottage Food Business and Law News

    Here is the news about Cottage Food Business and Law in the USA. More

    Cottage Food Laws in 50 US States

    Moving to another US State, you should consider Cottage Food regulation in 50 US States. More


    *The information contained in this fact sheet is not intended as legal advice. Consult with your attorney accordingly. 



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