Cottage Foods

The Cottage Food Law (AB 1616) became effective January 1, 2013

Sierra County Application Forms (Cottage Food Operator): 
Cottage Food Operations Self Certification Checklist 
 Cottage Food Operator Application Form 
 Cottage Food Zoning Clearance Form 

The following is a list of the Documents & Resources available on the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Website


Cottage Food 



Approved Cottage Food List

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration and Permit Requirements

Class A and Class B Cottage Food Operations Labeling:

Cottage Food Labeling Requirements

General Food Labeling Requirements


AB 161 (Gatto); Chapter 415, Statutory Provisions Related to Sanitation

California Homemade Food Act


Cottage Food Operator Training