September 26, 4pm–5:30pmWhere
Center for Innovative Food Technology 13737 Middletown Pike, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Implications to recent changes in Ohio’s cottage food laws will be the topic of discussion at a seminar hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology.
Dennis Delong, R.S., food safety specialist, Ohio Department of Agriculture, will discuss the new regulations and its relevance to local food producers.
The new regulations primarily address the criteria and definitions for cottage food operations, labeling, sampling, food items allowed and prohibited. Cottage food producers are prohibited from producing potentially hazardous foods. They are allowed to produce the 20 items listed in the cottage food regulation.
Ohio regularly ranks in the top 10 for most farmers markets in the nation, and Delong will also explain changes for such venues including what can and cannot be sold at farmers markets.
These processing procedures will be explained within the NOCK – a kitchen-based setting that educates and advises entrepreneurs interested in starting a food business. Food-related business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and those who are producing a product to sell at markets and/or other retail establishments are encouraged to attend.
The cost is just $25/person or $20/person for group of two or more (pay online, or cash/check at the door) which includes great networking opportunities and light refreshments. Advanced registration is preferred.