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Ralph B. Davis
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PAINTSVILLE — Those who wish to legally sell items such as pickles, salsa or barbecue sauce can take the first step toward accomplishing that, during a workshop to be held March 20.


The Johnson County Extension Office is hosting a home-based microprocessor workshop, which is required in order to sell certain moderate-risk homemade foods. In addition to attending the workshop, producers must also apply to and have their recipes approved by the Kentucky Food Safety Branch.


Foods that home-based microprocessors can sell include:


• Canned tomatoes and tomato products


• Pickled fruits and vegetables


• Salsa


• Barbecue sauce


• Pepper or herb jellies


• Pressure-canned vegetables


• Low-sugar and sugar-free jams and jellies


In order to qualify for a license, producers must live and farm in Kentucky, and their products must contain a fruit, vegetable, nut or herb grown by the farmer and must be sold at their farms, registered farmers markets or certified roadside stands.


The workshop will take place from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, at the Johnson County Extension Office. The cost of the workshop is $50.


For more information about the workshop or to register, visit www.ca.uky.edu/agc/micro on the internet, or contact Debbie Clouthier at (859) 257-1812 or debbie.clouthier@uky.edu.


Home-based microprocessors differ from home-based processors, who are allowed to sell certain low-risk foods without paying a fee or attending a workshop. Home-based processors must still register annually with the state.


Foods that home-based processors can sell include:


• Fruit jams, jellies, butters and syrups


• Dried fruits, vegetables, nuts and herbs


• Baked goods containing a fruit, vegetable, nut or herb grown by the processor


• Cut fruits and vegetables


• Prepackaged mixed greens


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