ST. CLOUD — University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety Educators Kathy Brandt and Suzanne Driessen will host a Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Training webinar April 24 that meets food safety training requirements to register as a Minnesota cottage food producer.
Once registered, individuals may make and sell homemade, non-potentially hazardous foods including baked goods, candy, home-canned peaches, pickles, salsa, jams, jellies and more. The training focus is on food safety practices for all processes covered under the Minnesota Cottage Food Law (CFL) including drying, baking, confections, jams and jellies, acid and acidified fruit and vegetables, and fermentation. Participants learn how to produce, package, label, store and transport a safe food product. Many details of the CFL will be covered including who needs to register, where allowed cottage food can be sold, and the maximum gross yearly sales allowed.
Registration and fee payment are required for the webinar or online course, at https://extension.umn.edu/courses-and-events/cottage-food-producer-food-safety-training.