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post #1 of 5
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hi all. i found this site: http://www.texascottagefoodlaw.com/Resources/Recipes/TraditionalCreamCheeseFrosting.aspx

is this stating if you use this recipe, you are allowed to make cream cheese frosting under cottage food law? im located in florida....not texas.

does this recipe make the frosting shelf stable to where the cake can now sit out? and how long?

thanks!
post #2 of 5
You need to find the statutory definition for a Potentially Hazardous Food as defined by Florida law and see if the test results place this food in that category.
post #3 of 5
I also live i'n florida an found this to be very helpful:

http://desoto.ifas.ufl.edu/pdf/CottageFoodAdvisory.pdf

It lists cream cheese frosting under "What Cottage Foods Aren't Allowed" (page 2).
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post #4 of 5
It says:

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Bakery goods which require any type of re-frigeration such as cream, custard or me-ringue pies and cakes or pastries with cream cheese icings or fillings


They are giving you examples in lay terms of items which typically require refrigeration.
Some cream cheese frostings may require refrigeration. Some don't. It depends on the recipe. This is why I had several variations of cream cheese frosting tested by a food lab to determine their pH and aW, which is the scientific standard for determining a non-potentially hazardous food. I compared the results to Texas' statutory definition for potentially hazardous foods.Floridians truly interested in using cream cheese frosting should research Florida's cottage food law language and statutory definition for potentially hazardous foods, and get their own recipes tested for pH and aW. The lab I used only charged about $33 per recipe, in my opinion a small price to pay to know for sure if your recipes are safe without time or temperature controls and allowable under the cottage food law. thumbs_up.gif
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love to have the name of the rtesting company. need to get my recipes tested for WA state- thank you

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