CDPH finalizes additions to list of allowed foods for Cottage Food Operations

California Department of Public Health adopted all of its proposed additions to the list of allowed foods for cottage food operations throughout California this week. The additions to the list are as follows:

Cotton candy.

Candied apples.

Confections such as salted caramel, fudge, marshmallow bars, chocolate covered marshmallow, nuts, and hard candy, or any combination thereof.

Buttercream frosting, buttercream icing, buttercream fondant, and gum paste that do not contain eggs, cream, or cream cheese.

Dried or Dehydrated vegetables.

Dried vegetarian-based soup mixes.

Vegetable and potato chips.

Ground chocolate.


You can read more about the legal requirements and restrictions that apply to cottage food operations under the California Homemade Food Act on our website here.

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