SB 920

Law status: PENDING


Sales type
Direct only
Sales venues
6 out of 8 allowed
Allowed foods
Many

Sales limit
Unlimited
Startup cost
$175

Oklahoma has already passed another bill (HB 1094 -┬áthe “Home Bakery Act of 2013″) that allows home bakers to sell their goods from home. This bill, the “Oklahoma Cottage Food Law” (SB 920), was also being considered and would have allowed for more types of food to be sold from more venues. Even though the bill has been put on hold, it could still move forward in another legislative session in the future.

The main restriction of this law is that only direct sales are allowed, so sales through retail stores would be prohibited, but this is still much less restrictive than Oklahoma’s current law. Besides that, the rest of the bill is extremely flexible. There is no limit to the number of sales for a cottage food operation, and the list of allowed foods is extensive, including all non-perishable foods. The cost to get a cottage food permit is $175 ($125 to renew), and a home inspection will probably be required.

Selling

Sales Venues
  • Home
  • Farmers markets
  • Food stands
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Events
  • Mail orders
  • Internet

Business

Base Startup Cost$175

    Requirements

  • License
  • Home inspection
  • Training
  • Business License

The application fee for the initial permit is $175, and the annual renewal fee is $125.

If the bill is passed, the Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry would need to create rules that specify the process for becoming registered.

Allowed Foods

  • Bagels
  • Biscuits
  • Breads
  • Brittles
  • Brownies
  • Cakes
  • Caramel corn
  • Cereals
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate-covered items
  • Cobblers
  • Cones
  • Cookies
  • Cotton candy
  • Crackers
  • Crisps
  • Danish
  • Dried fruit
  • Dried pasta
  • Dried vegetables
  • Drink mixes
  • Dry coffee
  • Dry tea
  • Fruit butters
  • Fudge
  • Granola
  • Hard candies
  • Herbs
  • Jams & jellies
  • Mixes
  • Muffins
  • Mustards
  • Nut butters
  • Nuts & seeds
  • Pastries
  • Pickles
  • Pies
  • Pizzelles
  • Popcorn
  • Preserves
  • Pretzels
  • Relishes
  • Rolls
  • Salsas
  • Sauces
  • Scones
  • Seasonings
  • Soft candies
  • Spices
  • Sweet breads
  • Syrups
  • Tortillas
  • Vinegars

All non-potentially hazardous foods are allowed.

Labeling

Label Requirements
  • Product name
  • Business name
  • Business address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Ingredients
  • Net weight
  • Date produced
  • Allergens
  • Nutrition info
  • Statement
Sample Label

This can be any statement that discloses that the product was prepared in a home.

Forrager Cookie Company
123 Chewy Way
Cookietown, OK 73531
(123) 456-7890

Ingredients: enriched flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), butter (cream, salt), semi-sweet chocolate (sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, milkfat, soy lecithin, natural flavors), brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract (vanilla bean extract, alcohol, sugar), baking soda, salt (salt, calcium silicate)

Resources

This page was last updated on November 2nd, 2013

Sir: I talked to HR Roberts Assistant today, and she said they are going to make changes to the law, but not as far as passing the cost to the homebaker. Please get all your facts before you start saying what is going to be done.

    Mary Jane, you’re one of the most active commenters on here and you know I’m just trying to help. You live in OK and work with the congressmen so it’s helpful whenever you can provide more info. All I can see online is that this bill hasn’t had any activity for almost a year. Historically speaking, when bills sit around for this long, they don’t usually get picked up and I don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up that this is soon going to become a reality. But I’d like to update this page with current info if there is activity around this bill. Do you have any more info or dates for when SB 920 is going to get moving again?

Emily

I see that this law is pending, but are there any updates? Does anyone know when this may be voted on? I tried to find online, but with no success…

    As far as I can tell, it’s kind of been tabled. It might get reactivated in the next legislative session. It hasn’t been rejected yet, just ignored for now.

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