• Aug 4, 2023 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Location: Pine Jog Environmental Educational Center
  • Latest Activity: Aug 4

Session Information:

Understanding Florida’s Cottage Food and Cosmetic Manufacturer Exemptions

Are you interested in learning about cottage food operations or selling honey as a cottage food product? Do you have questions about what soaps, lotions, or creams you can make in your home without a permit? In 2021, Legislature amended Florida's rules and regulations related to cottage food operations and specific cosmetic manufacturing. Join us in learning about these two exemptions and if your product(s) from the hive qualify to be processed in your home and sold without a permit.


Jennifer Hagen is a Family and Consumer and Sciences Agent with the UF/IFAS Lee County Extension Office. Her core program areas include 1) Food Systems, focusing on food safety, federal/state food safety regulations, food access, and nutritional security; and 2) Community Resource Development, focusing on family and consumer issues, housing, and community development. Non-traditional programming includes comprehensive planning and zoning regulations, public policy, local food systems, and agritourism. Hagen is a LEED accredited professional and a Certified ServSafe Instructor and Proctor for the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification. She is passionate about bees and advancing pollinator health through education and is in the process of bringing a Master Beekeeping Program to Lee County


Guest/Non-Member Fee to attend is $10.00.

Apiary (Bee Yard) Time begins 5:30-5:45 p.m.

The gathering starts at 6:30M, Speaker Presentation starts at 7:00 PM

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