Colorado ‘Cottage Food’ Bill Gets First Approval

DENVER (AP) – It was a tasty day at the Colorado Capitol as lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill to expand food sales without requiring commercial kitchens.

Home cooks came to the Legislature with baked goodies to promote the bill Thursday. A House committee gave initial approval unanimously.

Republican Rep. Laura Bradford is sponsoring a so-called “cottage food” bill. It would allow commercial sales of food from a home kitchen. Currently, food sold commercially must come from a commercial kitchen.

Home cooks created a special cookie with the Colorado flag depicted over a cupcake to promote the idea. It would apply only to “non-potentially hazardous” foods.

A similar bill failed last year amid concerns that lack of oversight could pose health risks.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

More From CBS Denver

Latest Broncos Updates
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Listen Live

AM/FM Stations

Featured Shows & Multimedia