Alabama State Legislators: Allow production of non-potentially hazardous foods in a home kitchen.
  • Petitioned Alabama State Legislators

This petition was delivered to:

Senator Rusty Glover
Alabama State Legislators

Alabama State Legislators: Allow production of non-potentially hazardous foods in a home kitchen.

    1. Barbara Parsons
    2. Petition by

      Barbara Parsons

      Huntsville, AL

This law will help create employment opportunities for state residents currently out of work to become food entrepreneurs. It is acknowledged that the cottage food laws may require food processors to pay a license and/or permit fee. It is this licensing requirement that could bring in money for the entire state or partially pay for any cost incurred for additional regulatory program operations.

Cottage food laws have been passed in 32 other states, some of them as recently as the last year. The success in these states gives us hope that Alabama can and will follow suit to help small business owners succeed in a growing market. It is currently impossible to obtain a home kitchen license in Alabama that will allow home business owners to sell outside of State sanctioned farmers’ markets or on the internet. A statewide Cottage Food Law could change all of that and help change Alabama's economy for the better.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Sondra Key VALLEY, AL
      • 8 months ago

      Because I think a person should be able to cook from their own home for the public if they so desire.

    • brenda perry VALLEY, AL
      • 9 months ago

      Need extra income.

    • Pat Lipham LANETT, AL
      • 9 months ago

      I have lots of friends that are great in the kitchen and could make a living this way...

    • Sherry Stearns CLYDE, TX
      • 9 months ago

      Because it should be MY CHOICE to buy from a friend or family member if they want to have a little side business and I KNOW if they are clean enough for me to buy their products. Eating out is much more hazardous.

    • Michael Birdsong VALLEY, AL
      • 9 months ago

      My wife is a baker and would love to be able to sell her baked goods. It would cost us over $125K to get her set up in a facility to bake her goods.


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