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For purposes of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CLASS A COTTAGE FOOD OPERATION. A cottage food operation that may engage only in "direct sales" of cottage food products from the cottage food operation or other direct sale venues.
CLASS B COTTAGE FOOD OPERATION. A cottage food operation that may engage in both "direct sales" and "indirect sales" of cottage food products from the cottage food operation, from direct sales venues, from off-site events, or from a third-party retail food facility.
COTTAGE FOOD EMPLOYEE. An individual, paid or volunteer, who is involved in the preparation, packaging, handling, and storage of a cottage food product, or otherwise works for the cottage food operation. An employee does not include an immediate family member or household member of the cottage food operator.
COTTAGE FOOD OPERATION. An enterprise that is operated by a cottage food operator in a private home, classified as Class "A" or "B," and has not more than one full time employee, not including a family member or household member(s) of the cottage food operator, where cottage food products are prepared or packaged for direct or indirect sale to customers.
COTTAGE FOOD OPERATOR. An individual who operates a cottage food operation in his or her private home and is the owner of the cottage food operation.
COTTAGE FOOD PRODUCTS. Non-potentially hazardous foods that are prepared for sale in the kitchen of an approved cottage food operation. Foods containing cream, custard or meat fillings are potentially hazardous and are not allowed.
DIRECT SALES. A transaction between a cottage food operation operator and a consumer, where the consumer purchases cottage food products made by the cottage food operation. Direct sales include, but are not limited to, transactions at holiday bazaars or other temporary events, such as bake sales or food swaps, certified farmer's markets, and transactions occurring in person at the private home where the cottage food operation conducts business.
INDIRECT SALES. An interaction between a cottage food operation, a third-party retailer, and a consumer, where the consumer purchases cottage food products made by the cottage food operation from a third-party retailer. INDIRECT SALES include, but are not limited to, sales made to retail shops or to retail food facilities where food may be consumed on the premises.
PRIVATE HOME. A dwelling, including an apartment or other leased space, where individuals primarily reside.
REGISTERED OR PERMITTED AREA. The portion of a private home that contains the private home's kitchen used for the preparation, packaging, storage, or handling of cottage food products and related ingredients or equipment, or both, and one additional room within the home that is used exclusively for storage.
(Ord. 2016-101, passed 4-12-2016)