Free pH Testing! We are providing free pH testing for eligible products. Visit the pH Testing page for more information.
Record keeping Keeping production records is a valuable business practice and should include the following:
Name of the product.
Recipe, including procedures and ingredients.
Amount prepared and sold.
Date of preparation.
Date and location of sale.
Gross sales receipts.
pH test results.
How should I clean my work surfaces? Clean work surfaces with soap and water, rinse them with plain water, and then spray or wipe them down with a sanitizer. A sanitizer solution can be made by mixing 1/8 teaspoon unscented, regular bleach (8.25%) with 16 ounces of water.
My home has a private water system. Can I prepare Cottage Foods there? Yes. Consider testing private water supplies at least once a year.
If I'm ill, can I prepare food? Never prepare food while ill. Continue when you feel better and are symptom free for at least 24 hours. Wash your hands often and never handle ready-to-eat foods with your bare hands.