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Home Bakery


A “Home Bakery” is defined in Chapter 911 of the Ohio Revised Code to mean, “Any person who owns or operates a home bakery with only one oven, in a stove of ordinary home kitchen design and located in a home, used for baking of baked goods to be sold.” “Home” means the primary residence occupied by the residence’s owner, on the condition that the residence contains only one stove or oven used for cooking, which may be a double oven, designed for common residence usage and not for a commercial usage, and that the stove or oven be operated in an ordinary kitchen within the residence.

ODA’s Home Bakery Website provides information concerning home bakeries including at a minimum:

  • What foods are permitted to be manufactured for sale or distribution by a Home Bakery?
  • What are the requirements for the labeling of Home Bakery products?
  • Where may Home Bakeries sell their food products?
  • Does a Home Bakery need to acquire a license to process and package food products?
  • Does my home kitchen meet the requirements for a “Home Bakery” license?
  •  Is there a license fee?
  • How to I set up an inspection?