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Extension to host Cottage Food Law Safety Course

With the ever-growing interest in homemade and homegrown foods, as well as a culture that’s increasingly focused on the successful side-hustle, bakers, canners and growers looking to sell their products might be interested in an upcoming class through the Alabama Cooperative Extension.

The Alabama Cottage Food Law Safety Course is offered periodically to “teach basic food safety tips to make sure food is as safe as possible,” explains information from the Franklin County Extension office. The class is specifically designed for those preparing foods in their homes, such as cakes, cookies, dried herbs, jams and jellies with an eye toward selling the products to consumers. People who plan to sell such items must attend a food safety course.

The next course will be offered Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Franklin County Extension, in the Franklin County Courthouse basement in Russellville. It will teach principles as approved by the state health department; instructor will be Susan Hill, regional extension agent.

Cost is $25. For more information call 256-332-8880.