COVID-19 & Cottage Food Operations
Follow the rules for food safety set by the Center for Disease Control.
Here’s the link: https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/
It’s also recommended that you sign up to receive regular CDC updates on food safety, by entering your email address on the webpage listed above.
There are Cottage Food States that have COVID-19 requirements. Check with your state Cottage Food Agency to see your individual COVID-19 requirements.
The cottage food industry has taken a huge hit like all other retail industries. Many CFOs sell at farmers’ markets and many state farmers’ markets have new COVID-19 guidelines.
When it comes to engaging with your customers follow your state requirements and those set by the farmers’ market where you sell your products.
Read the eBook, Kitchen2Market: Selling Homemade Foods During A Pandemic.
Pay close attention to the sample email for businesses reopening after the pandemic.