The Michigan Cottage Food Law was signed into effect in 2010. This allows a person or persons to prepare some non-potentially hazardous food items (such as baked goods, jams, jellies, candy, snack foods, cereal, granola, dry mixes, vinegar, or dried herbs) in their home kitchen, for sale directly to a consumer. As long as the food items fit certain criteria, the foods are properly labeled and the food is sold directly to a consumer from the person(s) that prepared the items, the home kitchen does not require an inspection by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). If you have any questions that are not covered in the State of Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Frequently Asked Questions, please contact MDARD. Additionally, Michigan State University offers a Cottage Food Law Training online.