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New Jersey Cottage Food Laws and Regulations: How to sell your homemade foods in New Jersey

New Jersey Cottage Food Laws, Regulations and Facts

While New Jersey's state House passed a cottage food bill in mid 2014, one Democrat senator in the state senate is blocking passage of the bill in the NJ senate.  This ONE person (Sen. Joseph Vitale) is making NJ the only state that has no provisions for cottage food sales, now that a Wisconsin judge ruled in favor of home bakers. The NJ state senator cites  food safety and fair competition concerns.in opposing direct-to-consumer sales of certain foods not produced in commercial kitchens.  You can read more about it here. There is another news story here.

See the Facebook page fighting to get these this law passed..

So, what CAN you do in NJ?

A good start would be to vote republican the next time state Sen. Joseph Vitale (a Democrat, who also is chairman of  the Health and Human Services Committee) is up for election.

You may also want to email and call him to voice your opposition to his position!

 

Questions? Contact Information:

Sen. Joseph Vitale

Office address:  569 Rahway Ave, Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Office hours are posted as (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm

Phone: (732) 855-7441

Email: [email protected].