This Fact Sheet highlights the ways in which Cooperative Extension at U.S. Land Grant Institutions benefits from and contributes to efforts towards global food security through knowledge and technology transfer, innovative leadership, cultural exchange, and institutional capacity building.
The Cottage Food Industry Law of 2012 in Maryland opened the door for small-scale food entrepreneurs to launch a food business without investing in a commercial kitchen. The change in Maryland’s regulations allows individuals to prepare certain types of food items in their home kitchen. This report outlines the parameters of the Maryland Cottage Food Industry Law, including production and labeling requirements. The report also provides detailed information on approved cottage industry products, the requirements for selling them through various outlets, and regulations regarding limits on revenues and sales.