Cottage Foods

The Cottage Food Law (AB 1616) became effective January 1, 2013

The following is a list of the Documents & Resources available on the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Website


Cottage Food 


Approved Cottage Food List
Frequently Asked Questions
Registration and Permit Requirements

Class A and Class B Cottage Food Operations Labeling:

Cottage Food Labeling Requirements
General Food Labeling Requirements


AB 161 (Gatto); Chapter 415, Statutory Provisions Related to Sanitation
California Homemade Food Act


Cottage Food Operator Training

Cottage Food in Sierra County

The fees and forms for Cottage Food Operators in Sierra County are currently under development. Feel free to contact the office with questions.