A frequent question asked is “Do we need to have a food license to hold a bake sale for our non-profit?”.
The answer is no. The Food Law of 200 established a new license exemption that affects charitable, religious, fraternal, and other non-profit organizations.
Part of the licensing exemptions covers:
Bake sales or potlucks run by a charitable, religious, fraternal or other non-profit organization and serving only home-prepared goods
This means that your non-profit bake sales is exempt from needing a food license.
Since the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) has the right to determine if you require a license if you feel you fall outside of these guidelines, it’s best to check if you are exempt.
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