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post #31 of 66
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

I have complete trust in the inspector and the Ohio Dept. Of Agriculture. I can give you his name and phone number for you to debate with him what is allowed and what is not. I KNOW what is, I LIVE here, and I have talked with him on several occasions.

For me, I will follow the direction of the food safety specialists here in Ohio that regulate (and license) me.


Good, that's exactly what you should do. icon_smile.gif If the local inspectors say it's OK to bake with eggs and dairy as a cottage food maker, then it doesn't really matter what they say at the state level, as inspections are typically handled locally.

I was just posting my own interpretation of the law as it is written, and since I'm not on the OH legislature you are perfectly free to ignore my opinion. icon_wink.gif
post #32 of 66
NO, you are wrong again. The inspection is handled at the STATE level, not local. Again, you are posting wrong information.
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post #33 of 66
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

NO, you are wrong again. The inspection is handled at the STATE level, not local. Again, you are posting wrong information.


Restaurants in OH are inspected by individual county health departments, if it is different for cottage food makers then thank you for the correction.

http://www.highlandcountyhealthdept.com/foodsafetyprogram.htm
post #34 of 66
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Originally Posted by bizatchgirl

Hi KelleyM! You are my hero. I wish you were in Az working to establish change for our Cottage Food laws. I hope that once Tx gets on the wagon, more states will follow.

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Am I good because I'm not accepting money, or should I still check in with my local DoH?

Thanks for your help



Hey Kristy! As always, I advise everyone to check with their local HD, because they are the ones who know the law and can accurately apply it to your situation. People in other states are not in a good position to give advice on this subject. icon_wink.gif
post #35 of 66
You are welcome - the inspections for the licensing of home bakeries ARE HANDLED AT THE STATE LEVEL. Here is their contact info if you should like to verify:

Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Division of Food Safety
8995 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg Ohio 43068
(614) 728-6250

Please refrain from passing information on that is not accurate, it isn't helpful to anyone.

(and again, this is ONLY if you want licensed, for the cottage food home bakers, there is no inspection, period.)
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post #36 of 66
Thanks KelleyM. I understand. Was just hoping donations were a little more straight forward.
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post #37 of 66
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

for the cottage food home bakers, there is no inspection, period.


There may not be an inspection of the home, but the OH law does allow cottage food products to be sampled by the state DOA to ensure they are not "misbranded" or "adulterated", so be sure to follow the correct labeling procedures as outlined in OH Code 3715.023.

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3715.023
post #38 of 66
Make sure you check the font size for me too jasoncraft...but then, I already KNOW what that is too.

Please stick with the laws in CA - unless of course you move to Ohio, then you can be an authority here too. icon_smile.gif
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post #39 of 66
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

Make sure you check the font size for me too jasoncraft...but then, I already KNOW what that is too.

Please stick with the laws in CA - unless of course you move to Ohio, then you can be an authority here too. icon_smile.gif


No problem, I was just correcting the inaccurate information you posted, as sampling is an inspection by proxy. icon_wink.gif

I enjoy legal analysis so you'll have to forgive me if I take arguments about the semantics of laws to the extreme. icon_smile.gif
post #40 of 66
The info I posted is accurate. I don't care much for debating, personally. I just like the information to be correct. icon_smile.gif I looked into the laws here in my state before I started selling product....just as anyone needs to do in their OWN state. thumbs_up.gif
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post #41 of 66
Normally I wouldn't chime in here, but as a licensed home baker in OH...

Jason - I have found that almost all your posts are very well-written and you generally respond to things in a factual and non-emotional way, which I appreciate. I think that your advice in posts in usually spot-on. In this case however I think you are better off focusing on staying out of it since you do not live in OH.

I can assure you that Lucinda, myself and other licensed bakers here in OH are very, very well versed in the requirements to be legal and have actually spoken directly with an inspector. No offense, but we are better versed in giving advice for OH bakers than you are.

While I appreciate that you are trying to be helpful, I would never presume to give advice for a state you don't live in, regardless of the information you have found via the internet.
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post #42 of 66
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Originally Posted by cakemama2010

I live in Florida and therefore can't bake from home. I've looked around online and can't find an answer...is it illegal to have customers only reimburse for the cost of supplies as long as my labor is free?? Any thoughts and opinions would be great!



I live in Florida as well. IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO BE REIMBURSED FOR INGREDIENTS as long as you can provide a reciept for all goods purchased and do not mark up prices on anything. This is per State code from the Department of Agriculture.
post #43 of 66
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Originally Posted by cakesbycathy

While I appreciate that you are trying to be helpful, I would never presume to give advice for a state you don't live in, regardless of the information you have found via the internet.


Once again, I was not giving advice, I was commenting on the vagueness of the text of the OH law (which I read directly from the OH legal code). I'm glad the inspectors are interpreting the law in your favor, but if I lived in OH I would lobby to have that particular provision removed or at least rewritten to be unambiguous (as other states' cottage food laws are).

This is just my opinion and is not to be taken as legal advice.
post #44 of 66
Dude, it's not ambiguous. "Process" means "make". NO ONE has a problem with it except you. What does that tell you?
post #45 of 66
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Originally Posted by forthwife

I live in Florida as well. IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO BE REIMBURSED FOR INGREDIENTS as long as you can provide a reciept for all goods purchased and do not mark up prices on anything. This is per State code from the Department of Agriculture.


That seems odd...does that law specifically apply to home baking? Can you link to the relevant section of the FL State code?
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