Florida Senate - 2017 SB 1136
By Senator Lee
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to cottage food operations; amending
3 s. 500.80, F.S.; removing the annual gross sales
4 limitation for exempting cottage food operations from
5 certain food and building permitting requirements;
6 removing the prohibition for selling or offering for
7 sale cottage food products over the Internet, by mail
8 order, or at wholesale; providing an effective date.
10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
12 Section 1. Subsections (1) and (2) of section 500.80,
13 Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
14 500.80 Cottage food operations.—
(a) A cottage food operation must comply with the
16 applicable requirements of this chapter but is exempt from the
17 permitting requirements of s. 500.12 if the cottage food
18 operation complies with this section and has annual gross sales
19 of cottage food products that do not exceed $15,000.
20 (b) For purposes of this subsection, a cottage food
21 operation’s annual gross sales include all sales of cottage food
22 products at any location, regardless of the types of products
23 sold or the number of persons involved in the operation. A
24 cottage food operation must provide the department, upon
25 request, with written documentation to verify the operation’s
26 annual gross sales.
27 (2) A cottage food operation may not sell or offer for sale
28 cottage food products over the Internet, by mail order, or at
30 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.