Homemade food freedom act
The new Homemade Food Freedom Act became effective November 1, 2021. For more information click here.
What are the limitations of the act?
Will I be able to sell my product at farmers markets, stores, and/or restaurants?
Will I be subject to other rules and requirements?
Yes, it is possible that there are local ordinances, Tax Commission, and/or U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that may be in effect.
What kind of label needs to be placed on the baked product?
a. The label must be adhered or attached to the baked product
b. The label needs to be type written in at least 10 point type in a color that provides a clear contrast to the background of the label
c. The following words must be on the label: “Made in a home food establishment that is not licensed by the State Department of Health”
How do I calculate whether my home baking industry makes $75,000 or more?
Since gross sales of prepared food is what must be calculated, then all sales of baked goods must be added (do not deduct expenses) and the total of all sales must be less than $75,000.
Are breads, desserts and cakes the only products covered by the Act?
If I have a concern in regards to a product I purchased at a home bakery would the Health Department investigate?
No, HB1032 exempted Home Food Establishments (with gross annual sales of less than $75,000) from licensure with the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Who do I contact if I have any questions?
Contact Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry at (405) 521-3864.