Home cooks may soon be able to monetize their skills in California: Last week, legislation passed in the state's Health Committee that would make it legal to sell homemade food out of personal kitchens for a profit.
The bill was introduced in February by State Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, who said that his legislation is meant be “a pathway to attain income self-sufficiency and achieve [the] ‘American dream’ of success.”
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Under current California law, individuals are only allowed to sell food through retail facilities, or through a short list of “cottage food operations,” which are allowed to prepare “non-potentially hazardous foods.”