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Hand Washing in the Food Industry

Every time you go to the restroom in a commercial establishment, there are signs commanding that “Employees Must Wash Hands Before Returning to Work.” They are present now in office buildings and department stores, not just restaurants. However, in the food service industry, the signs carry (or should carry) more weight. Good hand hygiene is

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Should Your New Home Food Business Register as an LLC?

As of January 1, 2019, California law now allows so-called “cottage” food businesses to sell almost any kind of food to the public. Many of you are cheering and getting ready to get out and do what you love – cook and sell food. If you find yourself in this situation, then congratulations! However, there

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Challenges Unique to Organic Farmers

  Despite a 6% nationwide increase in sales in 2017, organic farms still only amount to about 1% or less of the total farmland acreage in the United States. That is because organic farmers face many challenges that other farmers do not face, some which are listed below. If you own an organic farm or

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California Finally Legalizes Street Vending

Despite the prevalence of street vendors in California for years, selling street food was illegal in California until a new law passed a couple of months ago legalizing street vendors. Now, the large number of street vendors, many undocumented immigrants who were previously facing not only fines and misdemeanors, but also deportation, can finally sell

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What You Need to Know About California’s New Home Cooking Laws

Last month, California passed a new law allowing individuals to sell food prepared in their own home. While selling home-cooked food is a common practice in many parts of the world, it has always been illegal to do so in the U.S., until recently. Once the new law takes effect on January 1, 2019, many

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