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Cottage Home Successes

By | August 11th, 2013|Preparedness|

A couple years ago, the legislature passed a bill to allow people to make certain foods at home and sell them to the public.  The food has to be a low-risk for food-borne diseases, but there's lots of options.  The program is a great success - we have more than 1,700 people registered for the [...]

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Home Baked Goods & Empowering Opportunity

By | May 9th, 2013|General|

Last year I blogged about a grant sponsored by the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council to help folks with developmental disabilities and their families become self-employed by starting their own cottage industry food business. At the end of last year, this funding was awarded to the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, which has developed [...]

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Home Baked and Confectionery Goods Program

By | January 13th, 2012|Preparedness|

Our Home Baked and Confectionery Goods Program enrolled our 1000th participant this month- providing new opportunities to more than 1000 families to bake food at home and be able to sell it commercially.  This week also marks the 6 month anniversary of this innovative new program.  We also recently completed the official rules- which will go [...]

Cottage Industry Foods Rulemaking

By | July 29th, 2011|Licensing, Preparedness, Prevention|

We were excited to roll out the new cottage industry food law last week because it provides new fundraising and self-employment for folks.  Our brand-new cottage industry food website lays out some of the information folks will need to turn the key- including sample recipe’s and labels, ingredient templates, and how to get a food handler [...]