January 3, 2023

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Maryland Division of Well being declares free Digital Cottage Meals Enterprise workshop

On-line coaching will present business guideline updates and tricks to begin and develop a enterprise

Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Division of Well being (MDH) in the present day introduced a free digital Cottage Meals workshop, to be held in partnership with the Southern Maryland Agricultural Improvement Fee (SMADC), on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

This free, on-line occasion will present an outline of Maryland’s cottage meals regulation and rules. Contributors will grow to be acquainted with the definition of a cottage meals enterprise and the sorts of merchandise that may be bought, cottage meals labeling necessities, the way to request a Distinctive Identification Quantity (used as an alternative of a enterprise deal with), and the way to promote merchandise at a retail meals retailer. The workshop may even discover the steps for rising a cottage meals enterprise.

Established cottage meals companies, farmers market managers, farm distributors (on-farm shops and stands), retail meals shops and anybody who is considering beginning a home-based meals enterprise are inspired to take part to listen to the newest cottage meals enterprise pointers.

Contributors will study from pre-and-post checks of often requested questions illustrated with situational examples, and obtain info wanted to function a home-based cottage meals enterprise in Maryland.

The Code of Maryland Rules (COMAR) defines a cottage meals enterprise as a home-based enterprise that produces or packages meals merchandise in a residential kitchen and has annual revenues from the sale of cottage meals merchandise in an quantity not exceeding $50,000. 

For extra info and to register for the workshop go to www.SMADC.com. Workshop presentation supplies and hyperlinks to the newest MDH cottage meals pointers will probably be out there to view and obtain. Or register at EventBrite

This workshop is made potential by MDH’s Workplace of Meals Safety, in partnership with SMADC, a division of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland.

For details about SMADC and the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, go to www.SMADC.com.

For extra details about Maryland’s cottage meals business, go to MDH’s Workplace of Meals Safety.


Digital Cottage Meals Workshop, introduced by Maryland Division of Well being in partnership with SMADC. February 7, 2023, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Register at EventBrite


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