Cottage Food Product Label Examples
This page contains three examples of cottage food product labels for Minnesota cottage food products. Each label has the same information, but the way you produce your label depends on your business structure. It is important that you properly label each product that you sell and follow MN Cottage Food Law requirements. The MN Cottage Food Law requires the following:
All prepared food and/or processed and canned goods offered for sale under the Minnesota Cottage Food Law (MN 28A.152) must accurately reflect the name and the address or registration number of the individual preparing and selling the food, the date on which the food was prepared, the ingredients and any possible allergens, and the statement, “These products are homemade and not subject to state inspection.”
Allergens: There are eight major allergens that have been identified by the FDA. The eight major allergens are: milk eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean. Major allergens must be clearly listed on the product. Please note that on January 1, 2023, sesame seeds will be required on labels and will become the ninth major allergen.
Please note that the three label examples above should meet the minimum requirements by Minnesota state law. This does not mean that you cannot add additional information to your labels. Things you may want to add to your label include, but are not limited to: your website, phone number, name of the product, sub ingredients, and other information that would be of value to your customer. Remember that at the end of the day your goal will be to have an informed customer and prosperous business.