I want to become a CFO, what should I do now?

To apply for a CFO Permit or Registration, submit the following to Environmental Health:

An Environmental Health Specialist will review your application and request any changes or modifications, if necessary.  Class B CFOs require an initial inspection prior to final approval, which the Specialist will schedule with you after the application is approved.  Once the process is complete, the Specialist will provide you with your permit/registration number, which must be applied to each product label.  A signed copy of the self certification portion of the application (page 2) will be mailed to you along with your permit or registration. Please keep your permit/registration and self certification form in a safe place as you may be requested to produce them at a later date.

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1. What is a Cottage Food Operation (CFO)?
2. What is meant by a "private home"?
3. Can a CFO have employees?
4. Are there limitations on the size of a CFO's sales?
5. What kinds of foods can be made at a CFO?
6. What are the two classifications of CFOs?
7. What is meant by "direct sale" of cottage food?
8. What is meant by "indirect sale" of cottage food?
9. What are the CFO's operational requirements?
10. Do I need any special training or certification to become a CFO?
11. Can I expand my home kitchen area square footage to accommodate my cottage food operation?
12. Does a CFO need a permit to operate?
13. How much will the registration or permit cost the CFO?
14. Will my CFO registration/permit allow me to sell at other retail venues?
15. Can I sell my cottage foods products online?
16. If I have CFO registration or permit from another county other than Placer County, can I sell my products in Placer County?
17. How often will a CFO be inspected?
18. What are my food labeling requirements?
19. I want to become a CFO, what should I do now?
20. Is there a printable version of the FAQs?