New data from the Institute for Justice show that buying homemade food is safe.
Seven states (California, Iowa, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming) already allow the sale of homemade meals and other perishable foods made in a home kitchen. Not a single state has found a foodborne illness to be caused by food sold under their homemade food law.
Other states can — and should — expand their cottage food laws
to include perishable foods and meals, and that they can do so with no threat to public health and safety.
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