Food Safety Regulations
Ensure you're following the current guidelines
Whether for a hobby or as a career, selling food grown or made in your home carries endless possibilities for enjoyment and profit. It also carries substantial responsibilities for the safety of the public who purchases and consumes your food products. Major changes took effect January 1, 2022 in the Cottage Food Operation Law's Home-to-Market Act. Illinois Extension is your guide to operating within the new regulations. Outshine the rest and grow your home-based business. Check out the new cottage food guidelines.
FSMA: Are you Exempt?
- Annual Review and Verification of Qualified Exemption from FSMA Produce Safety Rule: University of Wisconsin-Extension. 2017
- FSMA - Exemption and Qualified Exemption Flow Chart: FDA fact sheet to help growers determine whether they are fully exempt or qualified exempt from the FSMA Produce Rule
- FSMA Inflation Adjusted Cut Offs: Three year average values for 2018
- FSMA Produce Safety Rule Exemption Worksheet - No Central Region Center: Worksheet to assist growers to determine exemption status under the FSMA Produce Rule
- Rarely Comsumed Raw Produce under FSMA: FDA fact sheet discussing what the definition of "rarely consumed raw" means under the FSMA Produce Rule
- Requirements for Exempt Farms Under FSMA Produce Rule: Are you fully exempt or qualified exempt from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Rule? Do you know how to figure this out? If not, you are not alone! Did you know that even if you are exempt, you still have guidelines and requirements that need to be followed? Read on......