$50 – $60

Understanding Florida Cottage Food Law – Learning How To Start a Cottage Fo...

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UF/IFAS Extension - Leon County Extension Office

615 Paul Russell Rd.

Tallahassee, FL 32301

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This workshop will provide general information on food safety and quality, product development, and regulatory requirements for Florida cottage food operation. The target audience is anyone who is interested in running his/her own cottage food business in Florida. The registration fee for the course is $60 (If registered by Dec 3rd, the fee will be 50). The class size will be limited to the first 40 registrants.

Please keep in mind that refund for the purchased ticket will be issued for the request made by Dec 10th.

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9:00 am Registration / Pre-test

Morning Session

9:15 am Welcome and Introduction (Soo Ahn, UF/IFAS; Heidi Copeland, Leon County Extension)

9:30 am Food Policy and the Importance of Local Food System (TBA – preferably local speaker)

10:00 am Overview of Cottage Food Laws: What is Happening Nationally and in Florida? (Soo Ahn, UF/IFAS)

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Florida Cottage Food Law of 2011 – Understanding Regulatory Requirements (Julie Wood, FDACS – Division of Food Safety)

11:15 am Quality and Safety Issues – Understanding Potentially Hazardous Foods – Why Jams are OK, but Salsa is not (Keith Schneider, UF/IFAS)

12:00 pm Catered lunch and networking


Afternoon Session

1:00 pm Developing Value-added Food Products (Renée Goodrich, UF/IFAS)

1:45 pm Safety Guidelines for Cottage Food Vendors at Farmers’ Markets (Soo Ahn, UF/IFAS)

2:15 pm Break

2:30 pm Is Your Kitchen Safe for Cottage Food Operation (Amy Simonne, UF/IFAS)

3:00 pm Business planning and budgeting for cottage food operators (Kevin Athearn, UF/IFAS)

3:30 pm Post-test, Evaluation/Adjourn


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