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(a) “Microenterprise home kitchen operation” means a food facility that is operated by a resident in a private home where food is stored, handled, and prepared for, and may be served to, consumers, and that meets all of the following requirements:
(1) The operation has no more than one full-time equivalent food employee, not including a family member or household member.
(2) Food is prepared, cooked, and served on the same day.
(3) Food is consumed onsite at the microenterprise home kitchen operation or offsite if the food is picked up by the consumer or delivered within a safe time period based on holding equipment capacity.
(4) Food preparation does not involve processes that require a HACCP plan, as specified in Section 114419, or the production, service, or sale of raw milk or raw milk products, as defined in Section 11380 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations.
(5) The service and sale of raw oysters is prohibited.
(6) The production, manufacturing, processing, freezing, or packaging of milk or milk products, including, but not limited to, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, sour cream, and butter, is prohibited.
(7) Food preparation is limited to no more than 30 individual meals per day, or the approximate equivalent of meal components when sold separately, and no more than 60 individual meals, or the approximate equivalent of meal components when sold separately, per week. The local enforcement agency may decrease the limit of the number of individual meals prepared based on food preparation capacity of the operation, but shall not, in any case, increase the limit of the number of individual meals prepared.
(8) The operation has no more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) in verifiable gross annual sales, as adjusted annually for inflation based on the California Consumer Price Index.
(9) The operation only sells food directly to consumers and not to any wholesaler or retailer. For purposes of this paragraph, the sale of food prepared in a microenterprise home kitchen operation through the internet website or mobile application of an Internet food service intermediary, as defined in Section 114367.6, is a direct sale to consumers. An operation that sells food through the internet website or mobile application of an Internet food service intermediary shall consent to the disclosures specified in paragraphs (6) and (7) of subdivision (a) of Section 114367.6.
(b) “Microenterprise home kitchen operation” does not include either of the following:
(1) A catering operation.
(2) A cottage food operation, as defined in Section 113758.
(c) For purposes of this section, “resident of a private home” means an individual who resides in the private home when not elsewhere for labor or other special or temporary purpose.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 113825 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/health-and-safety-code/hsc-sect-113825/
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