Foods approved for sale at Farmers Markets, Craft Fairs & Bake Sales
There are often questions as to what products can be sold without inspection. Effective August 28, 2005 state statutes were changed to exempt religious, charitable, and non-profit organizations that are selling non-potentially hazardous foods from all state laws and regulations relating to food inspection. To be exempt you must sell these non-potentially hazardous foods at their religious event or at charitable functions or activities.
Another statute change affects the producers of jams, jellies and honey where annual sales don’t exceed $30,000. These food products must be sold to the end consumer; there can’t be any middleman. There shall be a placard displayed in a prominent location stating the following: This product has not been inspected by the Department of Health. The jam, jelly or honey containers must bear the name and address, common name of the food, list of multiple ingredients and statement that it is not inspected product. County & local ordinances can be more stringent than state statutes.
The following foods can be sold at farmers markets, religious and charitable events.
*Breads, candy, brownies, fruit pies, cookies and cakes
*Whole uncut fruits and vegetables
*Frozen meat from inspected processor
*Jams, jellies and honey
*Fresh (not sealed) refrigerated salsa from inspected facility
*Eggs from a licensed source and refrigerated at 45 degrees
The following foods cannot be sold.
* Meat from sources not inspected.
* Pies containing eggs, milk or milk products including pumpkin, sweet potato or cream pies.
*Cut and peeled fruits and vegetables
*Salsa, relish and other canned foods