Originally Posted by funtodecorate2
Thanks for the info. This is the same thing I had read.But... I was expecting something to read Cottage food law instead of domestic kitchen. It appears that Oregon has more hoops to jump through then other states. They have it that they need to come and inspect and everything pretty much has to be separate from your house . I don't have doors into my kitchen. And it can be accessed from 2 areas. So that means now one can walk through to get a drink or pass through to go outside.. I didn't think they could come and inspect. It states the hrs on the web which they can come by . They require a license too. Not that I oppose that but after reading all their requirements I left wondering what is the difference between this and going into business ? Not exactly what I'm wanting to do. They also want labels and suggest they look at them first. So you make a wedding cake and label everything in it? A birthday cake which is totally different flavor and then take that label in for them to inspect?? sounds a bit crazy to me.
The type 11 domestic bakery license in OR doesn't sound very onerous to me. If you really want to have a home bakery, the cost of installing doors in the kitchen pales in comparison with what people have to do in non-CFL states. Inspections should not be a big deal as long as you follow the rules (which fit on one page). For labels, you can work out the ingredients of all your cake flavors, frosting flavors, fillings, etc. separately and attach those labels to the cake box or invoice as needed. Creating the labels shouldn't take you more than a few days.