I have recently discovered something I never knew existed – Texas Cottage Food Law. It went into effect in September, 2013. If you have a home business producing food to sell, I highly advise that you investigate further. Apparently, most states have “cottage food” laws. Being that I dwell in the great State of Texas and that I indeed hand-craft toffee in my “cottage,” I shall seek to comply. Thankfully, toffee falls into the legal category, but there are a few things I will have to change. The biggest effect on Melissa’s Top-Shelf Toffee is that I will no longer be able to ship my toffee to you or for you. This was quite a disappointment. I have sold and shipped toffee from coast to coast, and many states in between. Thank you! Sadly, this arrangement must come to an end. If you live in the North Dallas area (or plan to visit), and would like to purchase toffee for any occasion, please feel free to contact me.
You may ship toffee all you like. I cannot. Bummer, huh!