Cottage Industry Bill
The Cottage Industry Bill is undergoing implementation and there are lots of questions and concerns about it.
For a copy of the bill, SB 12-048, click here.
The Cooperative Extension Service has also put out a handy publication that you may read here. The Cooperative Extension Service held a FREE webinar on the bill on Wednesday, July 11th , 2012 from 6 to 7:15 pm. If you were unable to listen in on the webinar, click here for food handler training websites as well as pertinent information on the act and a transcript of the webinar.
Please understand that the section on food service training requirements is still being contested by CSBA as being unnecessary for honey production and we are still pursuing approval of the Food Handlers Safety Class. YEAH!!!!! The Food Handler’s Safety class was approved in the 2013 legislative session. To view the amendments to the bill, click here.
One point of confusion with the bill is the $5000 cap on sales. This is PER ITEM. So, if you sell 12 oz. honey bears and quart jars of honey, each one of them has a cap of $5000. In addition, if you sell quarts of wildflower honey and quarts of clover honey, each one of the flavors counts as an item and has a $5000 cap. I hope this clarifies things but if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have taken the liberty of ordering 15,000 of the allergy labels so that we can get the discounted pricing for members. The labels are in so please email me at email@example.com and let me know your mailing address and quantity desired, and I will pop them in the mail to you.
Click here for the new Step-by-Step Guide by NCBA member Alfred Westlake.
Click here for CSU Extension Honey Production Guide.