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Delicious Cookies and a Delightful Family!
Thanks to you, Amy and the kids for this special opportunity to enjoy some delicious treats! I have already eaten two of the most delectable chocolate chip cookies ever; they are absolutely the best I have ever eaten. They taste like they are prepared with quality ingredients and are baked perfectly to my liking! I admire you and Amy for your commitment to teaching your children to be the best kind of people possible – teaching them responsibility, courtesy and purpose is instilling in them the right qualities for cultivating good people. You have it right!
In Arkansas, the sale of Cottage Foods does not require a permit or license from the Arkansas Department of Health ("ADH"). According to section 20-57-201 of the Arkansas Code, a “Cottage Food Production Operation” means a person who produces food items in the person’s home that are not potentially hazardous foods, including without limitation:
- Bakery products
- Fruit butter
- Chocolate-covered fruit and berries that are not cut
Food items that are considered "potentially hazardous" do not qualify as a Cottage Food and, therefore, do require a permit or license to sell from the ADH. These items include:
- Food items that must be kept refrigerated or hot to remain safe (Examples: cheesecakes, Tres Leches cakes, cream or cheese filled items, cream pies, meringue pies, custard pies, items containing meat, and cream cheese based frostings or fillings.)
- Food items made with splenda and similar sugar substitutes