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Cottage Food Laws in Mississippi

Publication Number: P3327
View as PDF: P3327.pdf

Many states have cottage food laws that allow the sale of specific types of foods made in an individual’s home kitchen. These laws vary across the United States. In 2013, the Mississippi Legislature enacted the current version of the Cottage Food Bill, which allows private citizens to sell certain food products made in their home kitchen without having to follow Mississippi State Department of Health permitting requirements. This permitting exception applies only under the circumstances outlined in the law. To support Mississippi’s cottage food industry, this publication gives a brief explanation of the state’s cottage food laws and highlights a few implications for policymaking. Download the PDF above to learn more.

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