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For food entrepreneurs

Farmers market stand.

The following are resources to help keep food safe for people who make and sell baked goods, canned goods or other foods or who process produce they grow on their own farm or garden. 

Safe food sampling

Learn how to provide safe food samples and comply with the Safe Food Sampling law. Find videos, checklists and other resources.

Cottage foods

Do you make and sell home-baked goods, home-canned pickles, salsa, jam or jelly? Be sure you sell a safe product.

Cleaning, sanitizing and preventing illness


  • Food Safety for Food Entrepreneurs - Iowa State University Extension Store. A series for food entrepreneurs about best practices related to food safety, food labeling, and cleaning and sanitation of food contact surfaces. Free to download.
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