Department of Agriculture - Cottage Food Production - Cottage food products allowed.


Published: 2016-01-22

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(A) The food items listed below are approved as cottage food products:

(1) Non-potentially hazardous bakery products;

(2) Jams;

(3) Jellies;

(4) Candy, not including fresh fruit dipped, covered, or otherwise incorporated with candy;

(5) Flavored honey which has been produced by a beekeeper exempt under division (A) of section 3715.021 of the Revised Code;

(6) Fruit chutneys;

(7) Fruit butters;

(8) Granola, granola bars, granola bars dipped in candy, if fruit is used in any of these products it must be commercially dried;

(9) Maple sugar produced by a maple syrup producer exempt under division (A) of section 3715.021 of the Revised Code;

(10) Popcorn, flavored popcorn, kettle corn, popcorn balls, caramel corn, not including popping corn;

(11) Unfilled baked donuts;

(12) Waffle cones and waffle cones dipped in candy;

(13) Pizzelles;

(14) Dry cereal and nut snack mixes with seasonings;

(15) Roasted coffee, whole beans or ground;

(16) Dry baking mixes in a jar, including cookie mix in a jar;

(17) Dry herbs and herb blends;

(18) Dry soup mixes containing commercially dried vegetables, beans, grains, and seasonings;

(19) Dry seasoning blends; and

(20) Dry tea blends.

(B) Cottage food products may not be packed using reduced oxygen packaging.