Tennessee has a Cottage Food Law (domestic kitchen rules) which allows its citizens to operate a home based bakery or food processing business. For more details about home food processing contact your local health departments or the state Department of Agriculture.
For a complete copy of the domestic kitchen rules and regulations click this link: TN Regulations for Domestic Kitchen Facilities.
For more information about foods, licensing or inspections under the new domestic kitchen rules, contact TDA’s Regulatory Services Division, Food and Dairy Section at P.O. Box 40627, Nashville, TN 37204, call (615) 837-5193 or email Buddy.Woodson@state.tn.us or John.Sanford@state.tn.us.
More information about the processed food business in the state of Tennessee.
Processed & Gourmet Foods
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Market Development Division
P.O. Box 40627
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 837-5345 or linda.shelton@TN.gov