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The Colorado Cottage Foods Act was made effective March 15th, 2012. Here's the breakdown of permissible foods, requirements and useful links

Please refer to the links below to ensure the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding this Act

http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2012a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/F8EA74C8447BB62387257981007DD1AD?open&file=048_enr.pdf

https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe

http://cofarmtomarket.com/food-regulations-licensing/general-sales-tax-information/


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Vendors​/Cottage Foods Rules & Application 
Application can picked up at the Flower Shop - 3743 Cleveland Ave

1. Products – What food products are you interested in selling?

Cottage Foods Allowed

Spices

Teas

Dehydrated Produce

Nuts

Seeds - including Roasted Coffee Beans

Honey

Jams, Jellies, Preserves - except Jalapenos

Fruit butters - except pumpkin

Candies and Prepackaged Cotton Candy

Allowed Baked Goods - including Dry Cake Mixes and Granola Bars

Eggs
* Eggs require a little extra labeling. See below labeling requirements for details

Cottage Foods NOT Allowed

The following list contains examples of food products that are NOT allowed under Colorado’s Cottage Foods Act,
and therefore must be processed in a commercial kitchen

Fresh or Dried Meat or Meat Products including Jerky

Fish and Shellfish Product

Milk and Dairy Products including Hard or Soft Cheeses and Yogurt

Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Flavored Oils, Salsas, Sauerkraut, etc.,

Barbecue Sauces, Ketchups or Mustards,

Canned Pickled Products - Corn Pelish and Pickles

Baked Goods such as Cream, Custard or Meringue Pies and Cakes or Pastries with Cream Cheese Icing or Fillings

Focaccia-Style Breads with Vegetables or Cheeses

Raw Seed Sprouts

Cut Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Juices made from Fresh Fruits or Vegetables,

Ice and Ice Products

Fresh Homemade Pasta

Sourdough Bread Starter


2. Training

You must take a food safety course that includes basic food handling training, and is given by CSU Extension, or your state, county or district public health agency. Please provide a copy of your training certificate. Note that if the training you take requires re-certification or maintenance courses, you are responsible for completing that follow-up education in a timely manner so your training remains current. Some training courses are listed at: http://cofarmtomarket.com/value-added-products/cottage-foods/.

3. Insurance

It is not required, but highly encouraged by the Wellington Farmers Market management to obtain insurance to cover the specific products you propose to sell (produced in the home, not in a commercial kitchen). The Colorado Farmers Market Association insurance program offers member markets liability insurance only. It covers bodily injury and property damage to a third party (such as customers, vendors, and property owners) for which the market is negligent. Markets are covered for product liability only for products sold or given away by the market itself. The policy does not cover individual vendors – it is the responsibility of each vendor to obtain his/her own property and liability insurance if desired.

4. Labeling

Your product labels must include the following:

The Identification of the Cottage Food Product

Your Name and Address at which the Cottage Food was produced

Your Current Phone Number or Email Address

The Date on which the oFod was Produced

A Complete List of Ingredients

The following statement: “This product was produced in a home kitchen that is not subject to state licensure or inspection and that may also contain common food allergens such as tree nuts, peanuts, eggs, soy, wheat, milk, fish and crustacean shellfish.
This product is not intended for resale.”

If selling eggs also include:

If the whole eggs are NOT treated for salmonella, the following statement must appear on each carton or package

 “Safe Handling Instructions": To prevent illness from bacteria, keep eggs refrigerated, cook eggs until yolks are firm, and cook any foods containing eggs thoroughly. These eggs do not come from a government-approved source.”

Note that the Cottage Foods Act specifically states that the label MUST include the above-listed information. 

***Pick Up Actual Form At WELLINGTON FLOWERS

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