2015 Texas Legislature



The 2015 Texas legislative session holds exciting possibilities for home food processors.  Would you like to sell wholesale? More foods including cheesecake and pumpkin pie? Shipping within Texas?  


HB 2600, the Home Processors Bill, has been filed by State Representative Eddie Rodriguez!  Read the full bill and sign up for alerts on Texas Legislature Online. 


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History
Prior to 2011, in Texas, selling any food from your home kitchen made you an illegal "food establishment" in the eyes of DSHS, even if you operated on a very small scale selling low-risk foods like baked goods.  You could not legally sell homemade food.  

A group of dedicated home bakers changed that in 2011.

SB 81 was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry on June 17, 2011, and the law was expanded in 2013 by HB 970.



Come and Bake It
Now available - 24 lab-tested recipes for icings, fillings, and more, so you can be confident that you're selling non-potentially hazardous food. A MUST for every baker operating under the Texas Cottage Food Law!  Click here to find out more!


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