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Start Your Homemade Food Business in Alberta

Under Alberta’s new regulations in 2020, Albertans can sell low risk home prepared foods without requiring a permit, commercial kitchen, or routine inspection! Finally!

What are Low Risk Foods?

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Low-risk foods are shelf-stable such as; bread, biscuits, cereals, cookies, honey pies, pickled vegetables, dried fruits, popcorn and cakes (not cream or cheesecakes). Whole fresh fruits and vegetables are also classified as lower risk. Such foods are unlikely to be implicated in food poisoning and include:

  • foods that have been preserved, for example; jams, jellies, fruit preserves
  • dry goods, those that contain minimal amounts of moisture, such as; bread, flour, biscuits, dried spice blends,
  • acidic foods, for example; pickled foods, vinegar, fruit 
  • foods with high sugar/fat content for example; candies and chocolates

Home-based Food Business Foods with high value, and a long shelf-life.

Sauces, but only those that can be produced in the home kitchen. Hot sauce, barbecue sauce, mustard, vinegar, cooked salsa, ketchup, relish. Do you see a theme here? Condiments. Products that complement and bring flavour and zing to the mundane. Everybody’s looking for flavour! Baked goods top the low risk food list for sales in high traffic locations. Here are a few more popular low risk food selections.

  • Candy, such as brittle, toffee and exotic chocolates.
  • Chocolate-covered nonperishable foods, such as nuts and dried fruits.
  • Dried fruit.
  • Dried pasta.
  • Dry baking mixes.
  • Granola, cereals, and trail mixes.
  • Jams, jellies, preserves, and fruit butter that comply with cottage food standards.
  • Vinegar and mustard.
  • Roasted coffee and dried tea.
  • Dried or Dehydrated vegetables.
  • Dried vegetarian-based soup mixes.
  • Ground chocolate, or chocolate blends used in cooking and baking.

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