Setting Up a Commercial Kitchen at Home

It is important to follow your local health deoartment's rules and regulations when planning to produce food in your house. This guide is about setting up a commercial kitchen at home.

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Question: Home Kitchen Certification

By FAYE GODFREY 1 1

What does one have to do to get her kitchen certified for jelly and jam making that is going to be sold?

By Faye from Carroll County MD

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By Jean 2 145 Flag

April 1, 2010

I would start by calling your state Health Department. If they aren't the ones to handle this, they should be able to point you in the right direction.

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By April 187 452 Flag

April 1, 2010

In Missouri, it is regulated by the county health dept. I had to put in a seperate kitchen in my basement. Things required here were a 3 sink set up for washing, rinsing and disenfecting, and a 4th seperate sink for handwashing. All surfaces had to be smooth (no carpet), no textured ceilings. They also had to test my water, and I had to be clean!

Also the checked to verify I had gloves on hand to wear while handling food, the temp of my oven and refrig, and they also checked my frig for bacteria. Also the checked that I had no lead water pipes, no peeling paint, nothing above my stove (such as a shelf or cabinet) that would allow for things to fall off of and onto the contents of what I was cooking on the stove. If you are processing foods that you grow, they may also test your garden soil for certain bacterias as well.

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