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Florida’s Cosmetic Manufacturer Exemption


August 26, 2022

In Florida, a person can manufacture certain cosmetic soaps, lotions, moisturizers, and creams in their home per Florida Statute 499.01(2)(p). These specific types of cosmetic manufacturers do not require a license, permit, or inspection of ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Cosmetic Manufacturer, Cosmetic Manufacturer Exemption, Creams, DBPR, Exemption, Florida Drug And Cosmetic Act, Florida’s Cosmetic Manufacturing Permit Requirements, Jennifer Hagen, License, Lotion, Making Soap, Moisturizers, Soap, Synthetic Detergent

Selling Honey Under Florida’s “Home Sweet Home Act”: What’s all the Buzz?


August 25, 2022

Are you a Florida Beekeeper interested in selling your honey under Florida's cottage food exemption but uncertain of the rules and regulations?As of July 2021, Section 500.80, Florida Statutes, now referred to as the "Home Sweet Home Act," ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Food Safety, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Beekeepers, Bottling Honey, Cottage Food Operations, Cottage Food Operator, Home Sweet Home Act, Honey, Honey Bee, Honey Processors, Jennifer Hagen, Selling Honey In Florida

Cottage Food Operations “Home Sweet Home Act” 2021 Update


August 25, 2022

In Florida, a person or entity can produce, package, sell, and store cottage food products in their primary home kitchen per Florida Statute 500.80. Cottage food operators do not require a license or permit, and these operations are not inspected ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cottage Food Operations, Cottage Food Operator, Florida Cottage Food, Florida Statute 500.80, Home Sweet Home Act, Honey, Jennifer Hagen
Scrub Palm

Q and A: I have heard that there are 12 Florida native palms, but only two that are endemic to Florida. What are the names of these two palms?


February 2, 2018

From T. Bates, by email Answer Although there are 12 palms native to Florida, only two have been determined to be endemic to Florida. A plant native to Florida may also be native to other locations outside of Florida most often to the West ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Horticulture, Lee County, Miami Palm, Palms, Sabal Etonia, Sabal Miamiensis, Sabal Palmetto, Scrub Palm, Stephen Brown
Watermelon & Corn

Event: Lee County Urban Gardening and Micro Business Course


January 2, 2018

Interested in growing your own small food related business? Agents Roy Beckford and Jennifer Hagen of the Lee County Extension Office can help. The Urban Gardening and Micro-Business class series will introduce practical and technical concepts ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Events, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture, Backyard Chickens, Bees, Cottage Food, Family And Consumer Sciences, Food Business, Food Safety, Gardening, Jennifer Hagen, Lee County, Micro Business, Permaculture, Poultry, Regulations, Roy Beckford, Urban Agriculture
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How to: Demystify Florida’s Food Safety Regulating Agencies


December 8, 2017

Interested in starting a new food related business in Lee County but confused as to what regulatory agency regulates what in Florida? There are three main agencies that regulate food establishments in Florida: the Department of Health, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cottage Food, DBPR, Family And Consumer Sciences, FDACS, Food Business, Jennifer Hagen, Lee County, Regulations

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