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A Reminder from the Health Department About Selling Homemade Foods

The Brazos County Health Department wants to remind you that selling homemade foods to the public without a permit is illegal, even if it is just during the holiday season.

Jessica Paul, Environmental Health Specialist, said whether you are selling or giving away food, you must obtain a permit to distribute certain dishes.

“Tamales, casseroles, gumbo, seafood dishes, brisket, BBQ, things that you have to prepare and hold at a certain temperature,” said Paul.

Paul said baked goods, such as cookies and cake, fall under the state regulated Cottage Food Law.

“We don’t want to discourage it, we just want them to do it the correct way, so you don’t get people sick,” said Paul.

Click here to find more information on obtaining a permit.

Click below to hear Jessica Paul visiting with WTAW’s Chelsea Reber.

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Posted by on Dec 7 2017. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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