Michigan State University Extension Health and Nutrition Food Safety team developed a new Michigan Cottage Food Law: Food Safety Training now available online at http://msue.anr.msu.edu/programs/cottage_food_law. The interactive webinar provides food safety training to Michigan residents who want to operate their own cottage food business. Besides educating Michigan residents about the Cottage Food Law, it also provides food safety training so that business owners sell safe food products to customers.
After viewing the webinar, users will take a short quiz and then receive a certificate they can display when selling cottage foods at farmers markets, festivals and other sales locations. Although not required to sell cottage foods, the certificate is evidence that business owners have participated in food safety training related to cottage foods. Look at farmers markets and you’ll find vendors displaying their certificates as one more reason to buy their home-made products.