Resources

bigstock-Elevated-View-Of-Juicy-Fresh-V-344111581Food Safety Hotline - 877-643-9882

Michigan Food Safety has a lot of helpful information that includes links to health departments, forms, online training, and general food safety information to help you provide food safely to consumers.

  • The MSU Product Center Food-Ag-Bio is a service offered through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Product Center can help you develop and commercialize high value, consumer-responsive products and businesses in the agriculture and natural resource sectors. Whether you are a budding entrepreneur or an established company, the Product Center is your key to the front door of MSU’s vast and varied technical expertise, research, outreach, and educational services.
  • bigstock-Cleaning-Kitchen-Sink-2893444Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is the regulating agency regarding the Cottage Food Law and the following links provide you with the most current information:
    • MDARD CFL page
    • If you are ready to start the process to obtain a license and become a licensed retail food vendor, there are licensing processes you need to go through and MDARD is the organization that you will work with, as well as your local health department.


 

 

  • Safe Sanitizing and Disinfecting

    Published on November 18, 2020
    This guidance provides clarification on cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting, including tables that provide appropriate concentrations when making your own solutions with bleach.

  • Preventing foodborne illness and ensuring a safer food supply

    Published on July 20, 2020
    MSU Extension offers users the opportunity to understand safe food practices and reduce the opportunity of foodborne illness.

  • Selling Safe Food: The Michigan Cottage Food Law (E3363)

    Published on December 6, 2017
    The Michigan Cottage Food Law took effect in July 2010. This law gives small-scale entrepreneurs the opportunity to make and market specific foods from their home kitchens. It allows $25,000 per year per household in total sales before expenses.