|Referenced Sources:||105 CMR 590.00: State sanitary code chapter X: Minimum sanitation standards for food establishments|
The following information is provided to assist municipalities, food establishments and other interested parties in interpretation of the Retail Food Code. Additional information is available on our website at www.mass.gov/lists/retail-food or by contacting the Food Protection Program at (617) 983-6712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under 105 CMR 590 (the Retail Food Code), Cottage Food and non-exempted Bed and Breakfast Operations (Permitted Retail Residential Kitchens) must comply with all applicable municipal laws and zoning ordinances and sections of the Retail Food Code for conducting a business from one’s home residence. The following minimum provisions for Residential Kitchens apply to both Cottage Food Operations and Bed and Breakfast Operations. Additional notes are provided for alternate standards or provisions which apply to only one type of Permitted Retail Residential Kitchen. These guidelines are being issued under 105 CMR 590.009(E) to promote uniform application of the Retail Food Code.