Cottage Food Bill Signed By Governor Scott

On May 23rd, Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 1233 which increase the maximum annual gross sales limit of cottage foods from $15,000 to $50,000 in order for cottage operations to maintain an exemption from food and building permits. It also expands cottage food sales to the internet, as long as the items are delivered in person directly to the consumer or to a specific event venue. Cottage food items include homemade breads, jams, candy and honey that are typically found at a farmer’s market.