Cottage Foods
Cottage Foods
Cottage Foods
University of California
Cottage Foods

Training Requirement

All CFOs, their employees, and members of their household who are involved in the cottage food operation must complete a food processor training course within three months of registering their operation, then every three years thereafter. CFOs may have one full-time equivalent employee (not counting members of their household.)

Each person involved in preparing cottage foods must complete food safety training. They have the option of one of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited food handler courses that are currently required for retail food facility food handlers. ANSI courses are available online or via classroom in a variety of languages for a minimal cost. A food handler card or certificate, provided upon successful completion of the course, must be presented to the local agency responsible for enforcement. The list of available courses is available at:

https://www.ansica.org/wwwversion2/outside/ALLdirectoryListing.asp?menuID=212&prgID=228&prgID1=238&status=4

 

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