Oklahoma Cottage Food Laws

If you’re selling food from home in Oklahoma, you’ll need to know about Oklahoma cottage food laws. This article explores the Homemade Food Freedom Act, which is essentially the Sooner state’s version of cottage law.

Oklahoma Cottage Food Laws

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What is the Homemade Freedom Act in Oklahoma?

The Homemade Food Freedom Act of 2021 replaced the Oklahoma Home Bakery Acts of 2013 and 2017. This legislation gives small-scale food entrepreneurs the chance to produce certain homemade foods for sale within Oklahoma’s borders.

The main difference between the Homemade Food Freedom Act and cottage food laws in other states is that it permits home-based food producers to sell time or temperature-controlled foods. This means home bakers in Oklahoma can sell products like cheesecake and cream-based baked goods, with a few restrictions on where and how they can be sold.

What homemade foods can I sell in Oklahoma?

You can make and sell any food from home in Oklahoma as long as it does not contain any meat, poultry, seafood, meat by-products, unpasteurized milk, cannabis, or marijuana. Additionally, you cannot sell alcoholic beverages. 

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Where can I sell under Oklahoma cottage food laws?

The state of Oklahoma allows you to sell all homemade food products directly to consumers from your home by phone or online order.

You can also sell foods that do not require time or temperature control for safety at farmer’s markets, flea markets, retail stores, and coffee shops. You may use a delivery service for these non-TCS foods as well.

Other requirements

  • As a food producer, Oklahoma requires you to complete an approved food safety training (ServSafe)
  • Your home food business may only make up to $75,000 in annual sales
  • You must label all homemade food with the following:
  1. your name and phone number
  2. your home address
  3. a product description
  4. the ingredients in descending order of proportion
  5. an allergen statement (allergens include milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soybeans, wheat, fish, shellfish, and sesame). If tree nuts are present, specify the type.
  6. the statement: “This product was produced in a private residence that is exempt from government licensing and inspection.”

As far as homemade food laws go, Oklahoma’s are quite relaxed. Before you start selling, be sure to review the Homemade Food Freedom fact sheet.

Once you’ve met all the requirements, set up shop on Airmart: