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Cottage food producer food safety training

Jars of jam on a table at a market.

Do you make and sell baked goods, home-canned pickles, salsa, jam or jelly?

This training is for you. It focuses on food safety practices for all processes covered under the cottage food law including drying, baking, confections, jams and jellies, acid and acidified fruit and vegetables, and fermentation.

You will learn how to produce, package, label, store, and transport a safe food product. Ask questions of the food safety experts! In the in-person workshops, you can have your product tested to see if it is an allowable non-potentially hazardous food under the Cottage Food Law.

By attending a workshop or taking our online course, you will meet the tier 2 ($5,001 to $18,000 in sales) training requirement of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to register as a cottage food producer.

For more information contact Suzanne Driessen, Extension educator, driessen@umn.edu, 320-203-6057.

You can take the course online or in-person

Both online and in-person training satisfy the advanced tier 2 training of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.


$50. Requires pre-registration.
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