Riverside County has become California’s first county to kick off the state’s new home kitchen law (Assembly Bill 626) with Ordinance 949.
Under the ordinance, residents of Riverside County can sell up to 30 home cooked meals per day, and 60 per week, providing they follow a few guidelines. Interested “microenterprise home kitchens” must pass a safety certification exam, pay $651 for the permit, and adhere to California Health and Safety Code Guidelines.
The Ordinance offers a break for entrepreneurial residents who may not be able to afford a traditional brick-and-mortar restaurant or food truck. However, opposing lawmakers cited concerns about sanitation and health inspections.
For more information about the law, go to https://www.rivcoeh.org/Programs/cottage_food
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