Ask the Lawyer: Can I sell food made in my own kitchen?

By Ron Sokol

Q: My husband is an excellent cook. His appetizers are really good, and he has published a cook book with great recipes. We heard he could now sell some of these items to the public, even though cooked from our kitchen. Is there a new law?

-M.N., Long Beach

Ron Sokol

A: Gov. Brown recently signed a bill that legalizes small-scale home cooking operations. You have to obtain a permit, meet health and safety standards, and keep annual gross sales below $50,000. In addition, there can be no more than one full-time equivalent food employee, not including a family member or household member. Note that the [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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